Attila Marcel
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Paul, a thirty something pianist, forms a bond with his eccentric neighbour who helps him unlock long buried memories, and the key to making his life his own.
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 77%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The offbeat comedy threatens to suffocate the film, seeping into every scene and nipping any attempts at characterisation or emotional resonance in the bud."
‑ Alex Dudok de Wit, Time Out
"Yes, it takes far too long to get to the punchline, but there's genuine emotion in the story's life-affirming take on the mental shackles we create for ourselves."
‑ Trevor Johnston, Radio Times
"In a 2014 kook-off, Sylvain Chomet's imaginative confection would take a narrow second place to Michel Gondry's Mood Indigo."
‑ Simon Crook, Empire Magazine
"Attila Marcel marks a more than worthy turn for this talented filmmaker."
‑ Stefan Pape, HeyUGuys
"It's impossible not to be charmed by the off-kilter comedy, and by Chomet's penchant for slyly juxtaposing a highly stylized real world with an even more stylized imaginary world."
‑ Brendan Kelly, Montreal Gazette
"A live-action feature about memories that beautifully evokes films and songs from the past."
‑ Boyd van Hoeij, Hollywood Reporter
"Charming and exasperating in equal measure."
‑ Allan Hunter, Daily Express
"Feels similar (and inferior) to quite a few other films."
‑ David Jenkins, Little White Lies
"Attila Marcel marks a more than worthy turn for this talented filmmaker."
‑ Jo-Anne Titmarsh, HeyUGuys
"Unhappily, Chomet's brand of bittersweet whimsy doesn't translate well into live action."
‑ Tara Brady, Irish Times
"Somewhere in here, there's an affecting treatise on what we take from our fathers, and give back to our children."
‑ Mike McCahill, Guardian
"Chomet carries over little expressiveness from his animations to live action filmmaking. It's never awful, but it's always flat."
‑ Josh Slater-Williams, The Skinny
"Tuneful flashbacks supply fantastical punctuation to a film that sees Chomet pay elaborate homage to everyone from Jacques Demy to Marcel Proust."
‑ Neil Smith, Total Film
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