The Doctor's Horrible Experiment (Le Testament du Docteur Cordelier) (1959) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Doctor's Horrible Experiment (Le Testament du Docteur Cordelier) (1959)

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

All Critics (6)

An enjoyable and subversive parody on both B-film horror stories from the 1950s and mental health caregivers by legendary French director Jean Renoir.

January 5, 2011 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Picnic on the Grass suggests the harmony between mind and libido, but here Renoir savors the possibilities of the human split

September 25, 2009 | Full Review…

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.

October 31, 2007 | Full Review…

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.

July 28, 2007 | Rating: 76/100 | Full Review…

The film shifts tones and rhythms almost uncomfortably...

April 26, 2007 | Full Review…

Turns out to be one of the best movie versions of the classic story.

April 24, 2007 | Rating: B+

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

½

Not one of Renoir's best, but just looking at Jean-Louis Barrault's double performance it is enough!

George Matalliotakis
George Matalliotakis

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½

The last half an hour is brilliant. Unfortunately what comes before it is rather dull.

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