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
  1. Reviewed by: Emma Dibdin
    Apr 12, 2012
    60
    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: 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.
  3. Reviewed by: Robert Abele
    Apr 5, 2012
    60
    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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Reviewed by: Richard Nilsen
    Mar 22, 2012
    60
    Delicacy is not a very good movie. But it is entertaining enough -- barely enough -- to make it worth seeing.
  8. Reviewed by: Roger Ebert
    Mar 21, 2012
    75
    Delicacy is a sweetheart of a love story, and cornball from stem to stern.
  9. Reviewed by: Scott Tobias
    Mar 19, 2012
    55
    Delicacy is phony in ways that might seem drearily familiar to audiences weaned on American romantic comedies.
  10. Reviewed by: Lisa Schwarzbaum
    Mar 18, 2012
    50
    The two stars appear to be as bewildered by the turn of events as we are.
  11. 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.
  12. Reviewed by: V.A. Musetto
    Mar 16, 2012
    50
    The movie is a pleasant way to spend time in the dark, especially for Francophiles, but it won't leave any lasting impression.
  13. 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.
  14. Reviewed by: Neil Genzlinger
    Mar 15, 2012
    50
    It's a lightweight romance that occasionally shows a sense of humor but seems afraid to turn it loose.
  15. Reviewed by: Elizabeth Weitzman
    Mar 15, 2012
    40
    Gently sweet but unmemorable bonbon.
  16. Reviewed by: Noel Murray
    Mar 14, 2012
    67
    The movie is caught between the poignancy of the everyday and the exaggerations of fiction.
  17. Reviewed by: Sam Adams
    Mar 13, 2012
    40
    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.
  18. Reviewed by: Melissa Anderson
    Mar 13, 2012
    40
    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.
  19. Reviewed by: Boyd van Hoeij
    Mar 12, 2012
    40
    Tautou is fine but clearly typecast as another whimsical pixie with strong melancholy undercurrents.
  20. Reviewed by: Jordan Mintzer
    Mar 12, 2012
    40
    A flat-footed and seriously unsexy romantic dramedy.
  21. Reviewed by: Nick Schager
    Mar 12, 2012
    38
    Now that Zooey Deschanel has taken a detour into TV land, is Audrey Tautou the most insufferable pixy presence in cinema today?
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 »