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The Doctor's Horrible Experiment (Le Testament du Docteur Cordelier) Reviews

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 5, 2011
An enjoyable and subversive parody on both B-film horror stories from the 1950s and mental health caregivers by legendary French director Jean Renoir.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Fernando F. Croce
September 25, 2009
Picnic on the Grass suggests the harmony between mind and libido, but here Renoir savors the possibilities of the human split
Doug Cummings
October 31, 2007
It's the kind of role that can inspire brilliance, and Barrault is remarkable, suggesting a deranged mime who moves in a series of spasms and ticks before breaking into wild, inexplicable violence.
Jeremy Heilman
July 28, 2007
By stressing the universal elements of Stevenson's story, Renoir eradicates the creakiness of the plot, spinning the tale into something that still feels relevant.
Full Review | Original Score: 76/100
Sean Axmaker
Turner Classic Movies Online
April 26, 2007
The film shifts tones and rhythms almost uncomfortably...
Shawn Levy
April 24, 2007
Turns out to be one of the best movie versions of the classic story.
| Original Score: B+
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