Tip Top Reviews

September 19, 2019
Bozon has created another strange hybrid of form with this blackly comedic, sexually perverse examination of racial inequality and notable political bigotry.
March 19, 2015
The freewheeling narrative experimentation and cryptic social commentary recall 60s Godard, but the vibe is Bozon's own.
January 9, 2015
As with the Golden Age American B-movies Bozon admires, Tip Top's primary concern is not with identifying the bad guy, but with smuggling in as much additional information as possible, including televised images of the unfolding Arab Spring.
December 12, 2014
This sui generis policier audaciously balances slapstick with a fiercely intelligent probing of the still-knotty legacy of France's colonialist past.
December 12, 2014
One minute a tense police procedural, the next a wacky Almodvarian sex farce, this schizophrenic enterprise is more wearying than entertaining.
December 11, 2014
Peculiar and abrasive ...
December 11, 2014
Instead of finding one consistent tone and sticking to it, Serge Bozon allows the wildly hilarious and the grimly serious to uneasily coexist, exulting in the resultant clash.
December 11, 2014
Confirms director and co-screenwriter Serge Bozon as one of French cinema's true oddballs.
December 10, 2014
Director Serge Bozon is not sure whether he intends a linear or non-linear sex rib-tickler or noir thriller, a female buddy cop caper or a social comment. Or all of them.
December 9, 2014
The resulting clash of tones initially seems jarring, but ultimately original and invigorating.
December 9, 2014
An overwrought experiment in cerebral slapstick that misses more targets than it hits.
December 9, 2014
For the most part, however, the comedy feels forced, as if Bozon is indulging a rather obscure private joke.
December 9, 2014
Serge Bozon's smart, surprising, marvelously realized French crime-and-sex police drama/comedy distinguishes itself with trenchant plotting, inspired framing, and performances that honor true human feeling even as they lunge into the screwball.
December 8, 2014
This police procedural is staged by the director Serge Bozon as a musical without music.
May 19, 2013
There's so much thrown into Tip Top that nothing stands out.