Vincent Has No Scales is an absolutely marvelous and fascinating examination of the dilemma of an ordinary man with an extraordinary gift. The movie develops Vincent's character enough for intelligent viewers to understand him and his nomadic lifestyle and to care about him. I wanted to follow along with him on his journey to see where it led him, and the movie kept me engaged the entire time. Kudos to Thomas Salvador for honing both the acting skills and the athleticism to pull off a subtle, convincing performance. I would love to have learned more about his girlfriend Lucie and friend/co-worker Driss, but sometimes small films are financially limited in their exploration or maybe it was a creative decision. The movie showcases the breathtaking landscapes of Verdon Gorge.
I'm discriminant in who I'd recommend this movie to. There is no arch enemy who is conspiring to take over or destroy the world, trying to absorb superpowers to terrorize the masses, or plotting to kill any superheroes. There is no space travel, no laser rays, explosions, or elaborate fight scenes. This movie is a quiet, intriguing examination of a person with an unusual gift that is well worth checking out especially if you appreciate small independent films.