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7.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 22 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 18 out of 22
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  1. Aug 29, 2012
    8
    Told in a simple way by mostly non actors this little gem resolutely sets out a humanistic fable of our times. It gently hammers away at the theme: "we are our brother's keepers" Don't look for a great script, or much acting, or any sophistication. It is what it is. Even the Christian right might find it's theme uncomfortably Christ like. A man does good and is rewarded with a miracle.Told in a simple way by mostly non actors this little gem resolutely sets out a humanistic fable of our times. It gently hammers away at the theme: "we are our brother's keepers" Don't look for a great script, or much acting, or any sophistication. It is what it is. Even the Christian right might find it's theme uncomfortably Christ like. A man does good and is rewarded with a miracle. Warning check your cynicism at the door, or at your DVD Play button. Expand
  2. Aug 4, 2012
    0
    Created a metacritic account just to tell you that if you want to see a comedy, or even a drama, this is not for you. The acting is completely stiff, there is no human emotion at all. The most emotion comes from a completely unnecessary 5 minute long concert scene from Little Bob. I don't understand the high ratings. Poor directing, poor acting, could care less about the story. Objectively bad.
  3. Jan 1, 2014
    8
    Le Havre

    Janus Films Release Date: Oct 21, 2011 Summary Critic Reviews User Reviews Details & Credits Trailers & Videos User Score 7.1 Generally favorable reviewsbased on 20 Ratings User score distribution: Positive: 17 out of 20 Mixed: 1 out of 20 Negative: 2 out of 20 Review this movie Your Score 0 There is a 150 character minimum for reviews. If your
    Le Havre

    Janus Films
    Release Date: Oct 21, 2011

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    7.1

    Generally favorable reviewsbased on 20 Ratings
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  4. Aug 7, 2014
    5
    I agree with everydayscholar. This film is so bad that I went through it asking myself who financed this **** in the first place. Bad acting, bad direction and a subject that must be treated three times a year in European cinema (an old man takes a little boy under his wing). Avoid it.
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82

Universal acclaim - based on 26 Critics

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  1. Positive: 23 out of 26
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  1. Reviewed by: Guy Lodge
    Apr 2, 2012
    60
    It may not be up there with his very best, but Aki Kaurismäki offers a reminder that he's a still one of the freshest voices in cinema.
  2. Reviewed by: Tom Dawson
    Mar 26, 2012
    80
    Kaurismäki adeptly weaves rockabilly musical interludes, a stylised colourscheme and droll performances into a warm-hearted salute to both classical French cinema and working-class solidarity.
  3. Reviewed by: Marc Mohan
    Jan 26, 2012
    83
    Kaurismäki is a master of expressive stillness for whom inaction often speaks louder than words, and the performances he elicits are perfectly pitched, including young Miguel's.