• Release Date: Dec 22, 2010

Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12

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Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Jeannette Catsoulis
    Dec 22, 2010
    Beautiful in its minimalism, Nénette is no antizoo rant but a melancholy meditation on captivity.
  2. Reviewed by: Wesley Morris
    Jan 20, 2011
    The movie isn't a critique of zoo life. But it's possible we have on our hands, in Nénette's captivity, a microcosm of celebrity star-gazing.
  3. Reviewed by: Stephanie Merry
    Feb 26, 2011
    The animal's striking resemblance to a human is part of what makes Nicolas Philibert's documentary Nenette so evocative.
  4. Reviewed by: Joe Williams
    Feb 25, 2011
    Paul Simon and a Parisian orangutan tell us the same thing: It's all happening at the zoo.
  5. Reviewed by: Peter Hartlaub
    Jan 27, 2011
    The best part about the movie is the way it shifts focus, starting as an observation of the animal and then subtly morphing to the point of view of Nénette, who passively experiences a jumble of voices that start to run together.
  6. Reviewed by: V.A. Musetto
    Dec 22, 2010
    The best kid-friendly movie of the holiday season is Nénette, a portrait of an orangutan.

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