Holy Motors
Holy Motors (2012)

From dawn to dusk, a few hours in the life of Monsieur Oscar, a shadowy character who journeys from one life to the next. He is, in turn, captain of industry, assassin, beggar, monster, family man... He seems to be playing roles, plunging… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: February 26, 2013
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Critic Score
91%
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71%



Critic Score: 91% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Mesmerizingly strange and willfully perverse, Holy Motors offers an unforgettable visual feast alongside a spellbinding -- albeit unapologetically challenging -- narrative.

Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic

It is never dull.

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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Audiences who care about character and plot are liable to take the exit to a movie that makes sense.

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Richard Haridy
Quickflix

Holy Motors is visionary, absurd, melancholy, ecstatic, confounding, and ultimately transcendent. If 2012 spawns a better film I will eat a bouquet of flowers.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

By the time this film's over, you're shaken, intrigued and reminded that art doesn't need to add up to be entrancing.

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Tom Keogh
Seattle Times

All this random action, Carax suggests, is for some vast, abstract audience anxious to lose itself in imagined narratives.

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Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com

It is gratifying to discover that mankind is still capable of finding new ways of being weird.

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Chase Whale
Film.com

Holy Motors is some kind of wonderful.

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

This is the kind of it-can-mean-whatever-you-want-it-to-mean art film that I usually run from, but Carax is such a prodigiously gifted mesmerist that, if you give way, you're likely to be enfolded in the film's phantasmagoria.

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Chris Chang
Film Comment Magazine

It's an ingenious, half-mad triumph, and exactly what we expect from outlier Carax-one decade at a time.

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Flixster Audience Score: 71% Flixster User Reviews
Spencer S.
This film is very weird, and I am with the majority in thinking this. The film follows a man as he runs around town in a limousine with his faithful driver, put… More
Anthony Lawrie
It's open to interpretation really. It's a surreal mix of performance art, Avatorism and existentialism wrapped up in a beautifully visual love letter… More
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Aditya Gokhale
***NOTE: The following analysis/review may contain MILD SPOILERS regarding some detail in the film, but not to the extent of taking anything away from the film… More
Markus Robinson
The only "talking cars" movie worse than "Cars 2". Aside from an Andy Serkis-esque lead preformance from the chameleon Denis Lavant,… More
Greg S
"Mr. Oscar" drives around Paris in a limo taking on nine "assignments" which require him to become an accodion player, a hitman, or a… More