Crna macka, beli macor (Black Cat, White Cat)
Crna macka, beli macor (Black Cat, White Cat) (1999)

Bosnian-born filmmaker Emir Kusturica made this farce, set in a Gypsy settlement along the banks of the Danube, where three generations of characters burst forth in manic and frenetic displays of charm, confusion, and chaos. Garbage dump… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: January 4, 2000
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Critic Score: 85% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Rambling and eccentric, Emir Kusturica's comedy captures the life and energy of the Gypsy family at the heart of the tale.

Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

As with some of Fellini's late works, the energy and inventiveness, not to mention the juicy vulgarity, are so consistent in Black Cat, White Cat that you feel you can slice into the material at almost any point.

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J. Hoberman
Village Voice

Lacking the emotionally charged metaphors that made Underground something more than a virtuoso Saint Vitus dance, Black Cat, White Catis determined to twist every character into an ideogram for vulgar humanity.

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Ken Fox
TV Guide's Movie Guide

There's a surprising warmth and even a little optimism behind Kusturica's gallows humor.

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David Stratton
Variety

A colorful, frenetic mixture of slapstick and folklore that stands a good chance of delighting arthouse audiences the world over.

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Peter Stack
San Francisco Chronicle

Bosnian-born writer-director Emir Kusturica makes raucous films so visually dense they overwhelm. But his characters, freakish or treacherous, come up wonderfully human.

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Total Film

It's ridiculous and self-indulgent, but Kusturica is so skilful, conjuring up one sweeping, sumptuous set-piece after another, that you can't help but go along for the ride.

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Time Out

This is storytelling on the hoof, rambling, self-indulgent, but with enough warmth and humour to overcome its own excesses.

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James Berardinelli
ReelViews

With all of the horrible things happening in the corner of the world once known as Yugoslavia, it's a pleasant change-of-pace to discover a comedy that transpires there.

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David Parkinson
Empire Magazine

It's anything but subtle but the magnetism of the cast and sheer exuberance of the storytelling make this fairly irresistible.

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Flixster Audience Score: 95% Flixster User Reviews
Greg S
A coke-snorting small-town gangster offers to let a scheming loser out of a debt if his son marries the mobster's daughter. Heavy on plot and with lots of… More
Wu Chouin
Colourful characters and absurd scenarios, but very enjoyable.
Ross Collins
Pretty scenes of the lives of gypsies on the banks of the Danube. More quirky Yugoslavian culture from Kusturica.
Neum Daddy
...is, I swear, a line of alien dialogue in Jabba's Palace early on in Return of the Jedi. It's when Luke first enters the palace robed in black and… More