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The Triplets of Belleville Reviews

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September 11, 2017
It's a quite strange tour-de-force of surrealism, bitter humour and satire on society. The director is very talented, it's a pity his works are a rare occurrence.
½ August 28, 2017
Delightful and unique animated movie that plays as both a tribute to the golden age of cartoons & a breakthrough into new areas. The film is mostly silent, with a smattering of French here or there, but you really don't need to understand it. The plot is off-beat, about a elderly woman & her dog trying to rescue her cyclist grandson who's been kidnapped for...well, you just have to see it. Visually, the film is a fantastic mix of old-school animated techniques & modern CGI, merging in some gorgeous sequences, from a voyage across the Atlantic to the car chase through the streets of New York. And of course, the song the Triplets sing is instantly catchy. A great, unique animated film that is easily one of the best in the last decade or so.
July 24, 2017
I was actually disappointed. Simple animations and a rousing 1920's retro score (which mostly took the place of any speech) fill this film with emotional appeal of a music video. A very long arte haus music video. Perhaps this is best watched by the under 10 crowd or the over 30 crowd - with the latter being 3 wine glasses soused.
Super Reviewer
July 21, 2017
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.
May 30, 2017
Not afraid to look ugly, Sylvain Chomet's debut animated feature is quirky and weird and unpredictable - in other words, great! Highly stylized with its own look (not the homogenized animation we're now getting used to) that experiments with mixed media and unusual camera angles (among other directorial flourishes). The soundtrack, featuring 1920s era jazz plus classical plus diegetic effects (but no dialogue of any consequence) heightens your pleasure. The plot seems to involve the mafia kidnapping some Tour de France riders and the efforts of one's grandmother (and faithful dog) to track down and rescue him in a distant city called Belleville; they are aided by a trio of ancient jazz performers (the Triplets of the title). The result is funky and fresh and also very French. Highly recommended.
Super Reviewer
½ December 24, 2016
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.
October 8, 2016
I love Sylvain Chomet's style. This movie is certainly not for everyone, as it is incredibly odd in terms of visuals, story, and voice. If you like weird things, this is a fun watch.
June 12, 2016
Astonishing graphics and original plot! A "mute" 2-D animation you WILL love!
March 1, 2016
Imensa qualidade técnica, no apuro visual e trabalho sonoro e, sim, bem inteligente em seu simplório roteiro.
December 14, 2015
No dialogue required for this film.

This film features the worlds greatest grandmother and she goes to rescue her grandson from the mafia. Along the way she meets up with her childhood idols, the Triplets teaming up.

While it's cool to see the creative visuals, there is not much going on. Some slice of life, some commentary on the treatment of Athletes and American obesity but nothing that profound.

It's still worth a watch.

Finding Nemo did the same story but done better.
November 23, 2015
A mindf**k adult cartoon with truly repulsive character designs.
November 2, 2015
The animation is beautiful, but the story is rather pedestrian. A young cyclist in the Tour de France is kidnapped by the french mafia, and his mother teams up with a trio of retired singers to get him back. There's grotesque design and lots of poking fun at chubby Americans and things like that, but other than the animation it has nothing else. It didn't do anything for me.
½ August 1, 2015
The Triplets of Belleville offers a surreal, unusual atmosphere, limiting dialogue to create a bizarre, but original animated experience
July 19, 2015
Outlandish story appropriate for animation. Animated very well with lots of artistic details. Many references to french artists. Pieces of stories well imbricated although out of this world. Not much talking done, making it more easily internationalized. Very affective.
July 19, 2015
Outlandish story appropriate for animation. Animated very well with lots of artistic details. Many references to french artists. Pieces of stories well imbricated although out of this world. Not much talking done, making it more easily internationalized. Very affective.
½ June 21, 2015
So weird, but so charming.
½ June 4, 2015
I'm not sure if I've ever appreciated an animated movie as much as I did this one.
½ May 31, 2015
Beautiful animation. Story gets a little long-winded.
May 30, 2015
There's Miyazaki, there's Aardman, and then there's Sylvain Chomet. A modern master animator. He's top of the heap in France. The film that gained him notoriety in the States, and the worldwide community of art, is The Triplets of Belleville. It's such a wonderfully strange film. The characters are so, distinctly, odd in their own special ways, and they inhabit a beautiful, pseudo-France landscape, that has it's own Manhattan. If you love classics from Disney, Pixar or Miyazaki, you need to see this. This is the best looking hand-drawn film of the 2000's. I really had a blast.
½ May 13, 2015
Delightfully charming in its simple story even with no dialogues, but that's nothing compared to the superb animation. The animation is incredibly detailed and delightfully quirky. Every character is greatly exaggerated and makes it interesting to watch.
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