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.
December 27, 2013
As spun-sugar holiday treats go, "Umbrellas" is hard to resist.
Top Critic
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.
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.
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.
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.