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The Hedgehog Reviews

October 7, 2011
"The Hedgehog" sneaks up on you with its heartfelt storytelling and sophisticated wit.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
September 22, 2011
A satisfying emotional experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 8, 2011
A reminder that, sometimes, the movies can get a beloved book exactly right.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
September 8, 2011
This a movie with such a light, stylish touch, it makes no claims to profundity and is a sweetly hopeful experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 2, 2011
"The Hedgehog" is a treat: a movie that's smart, grown-up, wry and deeply moving.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 1, 2011
Enchantment will go a long way toward overcoming implausibility, but there's not enough of the former here - and far too much of the latter.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 25, 2011
What does happen seems to happen in slow motion.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
August 25, 2011
An enchanting grown-up fairy tale about the redemptive power of love.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 19, 2011
Balasko, however, makes The Hedgehog worth seeing.
Full Review | Original Score: B
August 19, 2011
Comedy and tragedy are given equal respect, and even the quietest souls are valued.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 19, 2011
An exquisite, intimate film of restraint and delicacy.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
August 19, 2011
Gentle, tender and very French, "The Hedgehog" is cinematic poetry -- too bad about that prosaic plotting.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 18, 2011
The film's moral can be distilled in the famous E. M. Forster dictum from "Howards End": "only connect." This endearing, if somewhat twee, movie gently reminds you of its truth.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
August 18, 2011
The Hedgehog is not exactly a naturalistic drama, and its winsome charm and annoying contrivance are thoroughly intertwined.
August 17, 2011
The sweet, the comic and the tragic blend together most agreeably in the winsome French romance "The Hedgehog."
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 17, 2011
Plays like a Gallic version of a Sundance flick, complete with on-the-nose references ... and just enough offbeat touches to make it seem more deep than it actually is.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 16, 2011
Mona Achache's first film follows two parallel storylines: one featuring a thoroughly insufferable little girl, the other a pleasingly grumpy middle-aged widow.