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The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (Les Parapluies de Cherbourg) Reviews

March 13, 2014
It continues to charm and delight for the same reasons it did back in 1964.
January 9, 2014
It is a small picture, a boutique musical. But it's lovely.
Read More | Original Score: 4/4
December 27, 2013
As spun-sugar holiday treats go, "Umbrellas" is hard to resist.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 11, 2008
Seemingly banal and sentimental on the surface, [director Jacques] Demy has avoided these aspects by tasteful handling and the right balance in emotion, compassion and narrative.
February 9, 2006
Umbrellas makes escapist play with the stuff of kitchen-sink social realism.
September 18, 2005
Deneuve is luminously beautiful throughout, looking fabulously chic even in a maternity dress.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
January 15, 2005
Not only has he resurrected the quaint and artificial device of having the dialogue set to music and unrealistically sung, but he uses this operatic method to tell a story that is so banal... it wouldn't get beyond a reader in Hollywood.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 22, 2004
The Umbrellas of Cherbourg has stood the test of time as beautifully as Deneuve and seems likely to enchant future generations as fully as it has audiences over the past four decades.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
February 10, 2004
A choreography of the everyday timed to Demy's floating long takes and Michel Legrand's at turns jaunty and lachrymose score.
February 5, 2004
Delicately bittersweet.
March 31, 2003
A glorious romantic confection unlike any other in movie history.
January 1, 2000
An operatic masterpiece of romanticism.
January 1, 2000
Far more powerful than one would initially suppose.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 1, 2000
It's a glorious sight to behold -- though don't forget to listen as well.
Read More | Original Score: 4/4
January 1, 2000
A surprisingly effective film, touching and knowing and, like Deneuve, ageless.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4