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The Odyssey (L'odyssée) (2016)

The Odyssey (L'odyssée) (2016)

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In 1948, Jacques-Yves Cousteau, his wife and son live in paradise in a nice house overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. But Cousteau dreams of adventure. With his invention of scuba gear that can breathe underwater, he discovered a new world. Now he wants to explore this world. And for that, he is ready to sacrifice everything.

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... we can not help but wonder if this film is, despite everything, hiding something. [Full review in Spanish]

November 10, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

I guarantee British audiences will come out knowing more about the great but flawed man than they did going in.

October 4, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Jérôme Salle's big-budget biopic L'Odyssée is at its best when recreating Cousteau's oceanic adventures.

August 23, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Sunbeams illuminating tropical fish, sea lions shimmying through a kelp forest -- some of the underwater photography is gorgeous in Jérôme Salle's glossy French-language biopic of Jacques Cousteau.

August 23, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Its staid narrative is so monotonous, however, that even the shots of undersea life become a little dull: it's all just one fin after another.

August 23, 2017 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Thankfully, the underwater scenes are beautifully shot - a sequence where cocky Philippe is surrounded by killer sharks is almost worth the price of admission alone.

August 20, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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