The Triplets of Belleville Reviews

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March 12, 2018
The tone of this droll, thrillingly odd animated film isn't easy to describe...A tad dark for little kids, this one-of-a-kind movie delivers 80 minutes of idiosyncratic inspiration.
January 18, 2018
A wonderfully weird bit of French animation that amounts to little but a celebration of its creator's bountiful imagination, yet manages to enthrall because writer-director Sylvain Chomet is such a solid visual storyteller.
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.
February 13, 2004
Thanks to Chomet, 'beautifully strange' has a new home address, and it's in Belleville.
February 6, 2004
The Triplets of Belleville can feel so alive you may have trouble sitting still while watching it.
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.
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.
January 29, 2004
Wonderfully weird.
January 29, 2004
Packs staggering levels of craft and imagination into every last frame.
January 29, 2004
An animated film that takes familiar Disney archetypes and twists them into vivid, imaginative shapes.
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.
January 23, 2004
In an era when live-action movies often play like cartoons, this is an animated film that feels all grown up.
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