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  • Summary: The story of a boy, his grandmother, his dog and his dream of winning the Tour de France. When the boy is kidnapped by two mysterious men during the race, the search leads to the megalopolis of Belleville and the renowned Triplets of Belleville, eccentric female music-hall stars from the '30s.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 35
  2. Negative: 0 out of 35
  1. Children may enjoy it, aside from the youngest, who might find it too weird for comfort. Its main audience is adults, though. And not just any adults, but those in the mood for venturesome fare that's both surreal and hilarious.
  2. 100
    Breathtakingly inventive story.
  3. With a bit of Tintin and Tati, Charlie Chaplin and Wallace and Gromit echoing in the pacing and comic sensibility, Triplets of Belleville conjures up a world that's totally surprising and sublime.
  4. 90
    Sly, inventively drawn, brilliantly executed cartoon.
  5. An animated extravaganza of Gallic wit and soul that delivers more wild humanity than many of the year's live-action features. In a word: go.
  6. Most of the magic of this unusual movie comes from the freshness, imagination and sweet spirit of its animation, which is blissfully its own thing and does not show the influence of any of the reigning forces in the art form.
  7. Reviewed by: Angel Cohn
    The manic energy of the lively and outrageous opening sequence sets a tone and pace the film can't maintain.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 59 out of 73
  2. Negative: 8 out of 73
  1. PaulH
    Oct 7, 2005
    Wonderfully strange, one of the most beautiful animated cartoons in years.
  2. JustinS.
    Apr 27, 2006
    Wildly imaginative. Represents film making at its best, a terrific illustration of the power of visuals over mere words. The filmmakers set out to push the boundaries of traditional animation (with some help from computers) and succeeded brilliantly. Expand
  3. Harry
    Nov 17, 2008
    "The Triplets of Belleville" is one of the most charming, original and hilarious experiences I've ever had at a movie theater. It is a tribute to Silent movies but also a caricature of New York, Paris and Montreal. The animation simply tops anything Disney has ever made. How it didn't win best animated film at the Oscars is beyond me. This is one of the greats! Expand
  4. SolC.
    Jan 22, 2006
  5. DevonS
    Apr 27, 2008
    The most imaginative animated feature film I have ever seen. Even Disney couldn't have done it any better.
  6. Nov 18, 2012
    There was little communication of warmth between mother and son. The son barely acknowledged her existence. Missing that emotional connection, I just couldn't fully connect to the film despite its great production levels Expand
  7. RobertY.
    Feb 26, 2008
    Shame there isn't such thing as -1000. This is probably the most boring film i have ever see. ( i had to suffer this film in my French lesson) i nearly lost the world to live it is so lame and i thing the only use it has is to torture people. its like this film site gives all the bad films bad marks and the good films bad marks. whatever this website says i want you in most cases to think the opposite. Expand

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