The Triplets of Belleville

2003

The Triplets of Belleville

Critics Consensus

Richly detailed and loaded with surreal touches, The Triplets of Belleville is an odd, delightful charmer.

94%

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Average Rating: 4/5

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French filmmaker Sylvain Chomet directs the animated feature The Triplets of Belleville. A young boy is raised by his grandmother, Madame Souza, in the French countryside. She buys him a bicycle and encourages his dream of winning the Tour de France. However, he gets kidnapped by a group of Mafia gangsters and taken to the big city of Belleville, where he is used for his bicycling prowess in an elaborate gambling scheme. Along with her faithful companion Bruno, Madame Souza sets out to rescue her grandson. They befriend a trio of aging musicians who were once the '30s jazz trio known as The Triplets of Belleville. Features an original jazz musical score by Benoît Charest. ~ Andrea LeVasseur, Rovi

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Critic Reviews for The Triplets of Belleville

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Audience Reviews for The Triplets of Belleville

An inventive bit of 2D imagineering all about how a grandma cares for her grandchild. The ending is not as strong as the wonderful opening but it manages to sustain interest.

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

½

A wonderful dialogue-free animation - funny, odd and quite enchanting - that relies on a superb artwork and fabulous sound design, paying an enormous attention to its eccentric details, surreal touches, inventive scene transitions and extremely imaginative character traits.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

½

Imaginative and completely engrossing. Chomet's animation is downright other-worldly. A must see.

Randy Tippy
Randy Tippy

Super Reviewer

½

A grandmother and a dog track a kidnapped bicyclist to New York City and free him with the help of a trio of elderly singers. Initially, it's difficult to enter the peculiar, nearly silent retro-world created by animator Sylvain Chomet---which is equal parts slapstick, surrealism, and French impressions of 1920s American gangster movies---but it's well worth the effort.

Greg S
Greg S

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