Le magasin des suicides (The Suicide Shop)
Le magasin des suicides (The Suicide Shop) (2012)

Patrice Leconte adapts Jean Teulé's darkly comic 2007 novel into a animated musical concerning a young child with a sunny disposition born into a family that thrives on the misery of others. Since 1854, the Tuvache family has owned a… More

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Critic Score: 71% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

Too grisly for kids, or at least their ticket-buying parents. At the same time, the bouncy musical numbers with their contorted rhymes are unlikely to be embraced by any self-respecting Goth teen.

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Kent Turner

After the success of the irreverent The Book of Mormon, this would be a natural for the stage-Broadway would be so lucky.

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Simon Foster

The Suicide Shop is darkly drawn comedy taken to uncomfortable lengths (and, parents, it's definitely not a film for the whole family).

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Rob Salem
Toronto Star

The animation is great, in its stark, mostly monochromatic way, but the music merely serviceable.

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Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film

This is a film of two halves, with the half involving sweetness and light muddled and limp in comparison to its tougher, more sinister flipside, while the ending is almost unforgivably trite.

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Emanuel Levy

The ever-diverse Patrice Leconte has made an original, darkly humorous animation about a store assisting suicidals.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

An exceedingly off-the-wall animated endeavor...

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Flixster Audience Score: 48% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
Leconte seems unsure about the tone of the story, mixing playful musical numbers with a morbid, gloomy subject that is definitely not for children. At the end,… More