Metascore
53

Mixed or average reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 21
  2. Negative: 1 out of 21
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  1. Reviewed by: Steven Rea
    Mar 22, 2012
    75
    Tautou, who looks even smaller and more fragile alongside her towering leading man, conveys the hurt and hesitancy that are pulling at her character's heart - and does so with seeming effortlessness. It's as though she knows this woman, deep down.
  2. Reviewed by: Roger Ebert
    Mar 21, 2012
    75
    Delicacy is a sweetheart of a love story, and cornball from stem to stern.
  3. Reviewed by: Mick LaSalle
    Mar 15, 2012
    75
    The latest Audrey Tautou film, Delicacy, is sensitive and well acted and fits under the general category of "good movie," and yet it would be hard to get excited about it.
  4. Reviewed by: Kimberley Jones
    Apr 25, 2012
    67
    Comedic actor François Damiens mines but never mocks Markus' awkwardness, thereby creating a winning portrait in decency. His tracing, with the ever-luminous Tautou, of the slow bloom of new love is a thing of understated beauty.
  5. Reviewed by: Noel Murray
    Mar 14, 2012
    67
    The movie is caught between the poignancy of the everyday and the exaggerations of fiction.
  6. Reviewed by: Michael O'Sullivan
    Mar 23, 2012
    63
    It is Markus's sensitivity to nuance and to the feelings of others that characterizes every step that he - and this sure-footed if off-kilter film - takes.
  7. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    Mar 22, 2012
    63
    "Unpredictable'' is one adjective you could use to describe the new Audrey Tautou movie, Delicacy. Others might be "charming,'' "offbeat,'' "droll.'' "Unfocused'' and "underwhelming'' also apply.
  8. Reviewed by: Connie Ogle
    Mar 18, 2012
    63
    Delicacy bears a slight whiff of Anthony Minghella's fantastic "Truly Madly Deeply," but while Minghella's film is a romantic comedy classic, Delicacy hovers just this side of memorable.
User Score
7.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Sep 11, 2013
    8
    "La délicatesse" is a loving film with lots of charm and it is made for couples who want to see there after happy ending. Audrey Tautou is"La délicatesse" is a loving film with lots of charm and it is made for couples who want to see there after happy ending. Audrey Tautou is great but who stands out in the film is François Damiens. He is real star film. "La délicatesse" is like taking a relaxing cup of café con leche in Montmartre. Full Review »