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Two unlikely characters are brought together under equally unlikely circumstances in this eccentric road comedy from Belgian auteur Bouli Lanners. Yvan (Lanners) is an auto salesman who makes a good living dealing in American luxury cars. One evening, Yvan comes home to discover a burglar has made his way into his home, and a quick search reveals the criminal, Elie (Fabrice Adde), is hiding under his bed. Elie claims to have a weapon, but Yvan is convinced he's bluffing, and when the thief finally emerges he turns out to be a junkie who is feeling the first stages of withdrawal. Yvan feels… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 63%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Bob Hope and Bing Crosby they're not. But director-actor Bouli Lanners and costar Fabrice Adde are on a comedy road to Eldorado, even if it takes place in a flat patch of mostly deserted Belgian landscape rather than some Hollywood Shangri-La."
‑ Thomasine Berg, Boston Globe
"Eldorado is fueled by the chemistry between Lanners and Adde. They're so good together, they should make a sequel."
‑ V.A. Musetto, New York Post
"A clutter of unwelcome quirks and left-field developments."
‑ David Cornelius, eFilmCritic.com
"What ultimately prevents Eldorado from generating any serious comedic energy is absurdity ... that feels unduly strained and limp."
‑ Nick Schager, The Screengrab
"Eldorado was named best European film in the directors' fortnight last year at Cannes."
‑ Walter V. Addiego, San Francisco Chronicle
"A road movie that poignantly juggles absurdism and melancholy."
‑ Stephen Holden, New York Times
"Has a somewhat witty and absurdly funny first half, but, at midpoint, it loses its dry humor and abruptly turns darker and feels too rushed, dull and contrived."
‑ Avi Offer, NYC Movie Guru
"If there's one thing the movie-going public is ready, willing, and able to suspend their disbelief toward, it's a contrived excuse for a filmic road trip."
‑ Joseph Jon Lanthier, Slant Magazine
"Avoids a formulaic ending, reflecting instead on the impermanence of human connections and the inescapable baggage of the self."
‑ Andrea Gronvall, Chicago Reader
"Small but damn-near perfectly formed serio-comedy."
‑ Leslie Felperin, Variety
"One could only hope to find such succulence in austerity. Credit the bold helmer and the lead actor Bouli Lanners for having the courage to put himself into the minefield of acting and directing. He is superb at both."
‑ Matthew Nestel, Boxoffice Magazine
"This slight, road-trip of a movie could qualify as the Belgium Tourist Office's anti-product-placement picture of the year."
‑ Harvey S. Karten, Compuserve
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