Attila Marcel
Attila Marcel (2014)

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.

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
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Critic Score: 79% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Alex Dudok de Wit
Time Out

The offbeat comedy threatens to suffocate the film, seeping into every scene and nipping any attempts at characterisation or emotional resonance in the bud.

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Tara Brady
Irish Times

Unhappily, Chomet's brand of bittersweet whimsy doesn't translate well into live action.

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Mike McCahill
Guardian

Somewhere in here, there's an affecting treatise on what we take from our fathers, and give back to our children.

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Boyd van Hoeij
Hollywood Reporter

A live-action feature about memories that beautifully evokes films and songs from the past.

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Trevor Johnston
Radio Times

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.

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Simon Crook
Empire Magazine

In a 2014 kook-off, Sylvain Chomet's imaginative confection would take a narrow second place to Michel Gondry's Mood Indigo.

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Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film

Chomet captures the way that memories can mislead or turn into a torrent but despite the jokes, he never loses sight of Paul's sadness.

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Allan Hunter
Daily Express

Charming and exasperating in equal measure.

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David Jenkins
Little White Lies

Feels similar (and inferior) to quite a few other films.

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