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Year
1967
Runtime
115 min.
Director
Jacques Tati
Genre
Comedy
Rating *
8.0
Votes *
10,097
Checks
4,691
Favs
635
Dislikes
84
Favs/checks
13.5% (1:7)
Favs/dislikes
8:1
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  1. ThomasFTB's avatar

    ThomasFTB

    More tedious than funny 5 years 11 months ago
  2. WanderingSoul's avatar

    WanderingSoul

    First time viewing this, and I'd already say that this is the most ingenious comedy I've ever seen 2 years 5 months ago
  3. caiman's avatar

    caiman

    I'm glad I saw Mr. Hulot's Holiday before this, as Tati's style takes some serious getting used to. But once I got what he was doing (about halfway through Holiday), it became a joy. Here we get the same plot-less, character-less stroll through everyday life, with mild sight gags everywhere, and every frame stuffed full of details. It's got almost a silent comedy vibe, only the focus isn't on blunt slapstick, but friendly observations. I think this one is better constructed than Holiday. The glass-walled, technology-driven aesthetic was great. The first act in the building was an absolute blast. The scene with the glass-walled apartment buildings and the televisions was cool too. And the dinner scene, while the most complex and detail-rich, went on a few minutes too long. Loved the carnival finale. I've really never seen anything else like Tati's films, but I'm anxious to see more. 4 years 2 months ago
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  1. This movie ranks #7 in TimeOut's 100 Best French Films
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  3. This movie ranks #41 in Sight and Sound 2012 - Combined List
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  5. This movie ranks #64 in Top 100 Spiritually Significant Films
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  6. This movie ranks #71 in Cahiers du cinéma 100
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  7. This movie ranks #116 in The Criterion Collection
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  9. This movie ranks #243 in Film Comedy
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  10. This movie ranks #251 in 366 Weird Movies (Certified Weird)
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  11. This movie ranks #252 in Roger Ebert: the great movies
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  18. This movie ranks #707 in The Guardian's 1000 Films to See Before You Die
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