Miramax Films | Release Date: April 3, 1992 CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION
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Generally favorable reviews based on 17 Critics
Positive:
12
Mixed:
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Negative:
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What keeps the film going, and helps it keep its comic tone, is the constant threat of cataclysm - and the deadpan Buster Keaton charm of the ever-responsive Pinon as he combats the giant Rube Goldberg meat-grinder that the house, in effect, is. [17 Apr 1992]
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Chicago TribuneClifford Terry
Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Marc Caro's "Delicatessen" is an exuberantly wacky, perversely droll black comedy with an ample dose of gentle whimsy-"Eating Raoul" out of "Mr. Hulot's Holiday." [17 Apr 1992]
70
The film itself is playful, weird, unpredictable and a bit tasteless. [10 Apr 1992]
70
Delicatessen may be junk food, but it's served with the discretion of nouvelle cuisine. [07 Apr 1992]
63
co-directors Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Marc Caro know their craft; of the films here, only Othello has a more trenchant visual style. [30 Apr 1992]
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A smirky cleverness infects much of the picture, yet some scenes are so skillfully created that it's hard not to admire them, and Dominique Pinon's sensitive performance as a retired circus man gives the movie a soul. [10 Apr 1992]
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Delicatessen is a carniverous sausage - lots of fat, a few meaty bits. [10 Apr 1992]