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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Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Emma Dibdin
    Apr 12, 2012
    You might think that spousal bereavement and whimsical romantic comedy would make uneasy bedfellows, and you'd be somewhat right, as the debut from French duo Stéphane and David Foenkinos doesn't quite reconcile the divide between premise and tone.
  2. Reviewed by: Robert Abele
    Apr 5, 2012
    Delicacy isn't going to set anybody's psyche on fire with its insights into grieving and emotional recovery, but as a crepe-thin romantic snack, it has its moments.
  3. Reviewed by: Richard Nilsen
    Mar 22, 2012
    Delicacy is not a very good movie. But it is entertaining enough -- barely enough -- to make it worth seeing.
  4. Reviewed by: Scott Tobias
    Mar 19, 2012
    Delicacy is phony in ways that might seem drearily familiar to audiences weaned on American romantic comedies.
  5. Reviewed by: Lisa Schwarzbaum
    Mar 18, 2012
    The two stars appear to be as bewildered by the turn of events as we are.
  6. Reviewed by: V.A. Musetto
    Mar 16, 2012
    The movie is a pleasant way to spend time in the dark, especially for Francophiles, but it won't leave any lasting impression.
  7. Reviewed by: Neil Genzlinger
    Mar 15, 2012
    It's a lightweight romance that occasionally shows a sense of humor but seems afraid to turn it loose.
  8. Reviewed by: Elizabeth Weitzman
    Mar 15, 2012
    Gently sweet but unmemorable bonbon.
  9. Reviewed by: Sam Adams
    Mar 13, 2012
    It's a rebound-romance movie that's simplistic but sweet, an uncomplicated cinematic bonbon. It'll only take a few quick bites, however, before you'll be ready to move on to something meatier.
  10. Reviewed by: Melissa Anderson
    Mar 13, 2012
    Tautou, playing workaholic widow Nathalie in Delicacy, gives off a sexless, cutie-pie charm - not as aggressively as she did in "Amélie," but still gratingly. The actress, therefore, is perfect for this dainty, inconsequential romantic dramedy.
  11. Reviewed by: Boyd van Hoeij
    Mar 12, 2012
    Tautou is fine but clearly typecast as another whimsical pixie with strong melancholy undercurrents.
  12. Reviewed by: Jordan Mintzer
    Mar 12, 2012
    A flat-footed and seriously unsexy romantic dramedy.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 8 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
    "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 »