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The Triplets of Belleville Reviews

February 16, 2012
Just when Jeffrey Katzenberg had loudly declared the death of 2-D animation, along came this sly, inventively drawn cartoon that blew the cumbrous studio leviathans out of the water.
September 4, 2008
Vous guessed it by now: Triplettes is terrific.
July 22, 2008
A winning blend of dark and bittersweet, aimed more at adults than kiddies, but suitable for all ages.
January 26, 2006
Relish the film's deadpan grotesquery, its flair for invention, be it the fanciful narrative segues or various object lessons...
August 7, 2004
It's impossible to watch this movie without gasping at its graphics, and yet we're so drawn into Chomet's way of seeing that, after a while, his genius erases the distinction between animation and live action.
May 13, 2004
Zee French, zay are different, non? Well, in this case, wonderfully so.
Read More | Original Score: B+
February 13, 2004
Thanks to Chomet, 'beautifully strange' has a new home address, and it's in Belleville.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
February 6, 2004
The Triplets of Belleville can feel so alive you may have trouble sitting still while watching it.
Read More | Original Score: B+
February 6, 2004
Triplets is as visually unfamiliar as a foreign language.
February 5, 2004
Triplets of Belleville conjures up a world that's totally surprising and sublime.
Read More | Original Score: 4/4
January 30, 2004
Feels simultaneously cutting-edge and a new classic of the cartoon genre.
January 30, 2004
[Sylvain] Chomet's vision is singularly strange and somber, and one of enormous originality and promise.
January 30, 2004
A mad masterpiece.
Read More | Original Score: 4/4
January 29, 2004
Wonderfully weird.
Read More | Original Score: A
January 29, 2004
Packs staggering levels of craft and imagination into every last frame.
Full Review | Original Score: A
January 29, 2004
An animated film that takes familiar Disney archetypes and twists them into vivid, imaginative shapes.
Read More | Original Score: 4.5/5
January 23, 2004
Right down to faux black-and-white film stock and scratchy gramophones, Triplets resurrects Flesicher's world of music, debauchery, inspired illogic and crude showbiz parody.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 23, 2004
In an era when live-action movies often play like cartoons, this is an animated film that feels all grown up.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 22, 2004
Depending on your perspective, it's either visionary or weird.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 12, 2004
The artwork is just brilliant.
January 2, 2004
All you really need to enjoy "Triplets" is a taste for the weird and the wonderful.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
December 26, 2003
Impossible to describe, impossible to forget.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 26, 2003
An animated feature of appalling originality and scary charm.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
December 11, 2003
The comparative abstractness of Mr. Chomet's vision allows the mind to wander freely.
November 29, 2003
Captivating to watch.
November 28, 2003
It's all très charming.
November 26, 2003
Artful, engrossing and oddly touching.
November 26, 2003
An utter delight.
Read More | Original Score: 4/4
November 26, 2003
An insanely delicious animated feature.
Read More | Original Score: 4/4
November 26, 2003
A singular delight.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
November 25, 2003
A tour de force of ink-washed, crosshatched mischief and unlikely sublimity.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
November 25, 2003
A truly out-there piece of comic animation, the most outlandishly visual film of the year, this 80-minute French treat takes us into a world that can barely be described, a world unlike any we've seen before.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
November 25, 2003
While, like most animated films, The Triplets of Belleville was made by many people, this divinely eccentric movie feels as if it came straight to the screen from one man's wild and wantonly free imagination.
November 25, 2003
It's nasty but droll, cheerfully grotesque, full of non sequiturs as well as deadpan repetitions, never cute and the opposite of precious.
November 25, 2003
For someone with an adventurous cinematic appetite, a production that makes Miyazaki appear mainstream is surely worth a look.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 25, 2003
A sophisticated, wholly original brand of animated storytelling that manages to be at once deliriously eccentric and deliciously sinister.
Read More | Original Score: 4/4
November 4, 2003
Comic, touching and a visual knockout.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
July 16, 2003
An odd and oddly satisfying concoction.