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The owner of a coat hanger factory somewhere in the French Picardy empties it in the middle of the night. The next morning, the female factory workers arrive to discover that everything has been cleared out and that the management has embraced the notion of outsourcing their jobs. In response, the women decide to pool their low wages towards a common project: hiring a professional to kill their boss.
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 81%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Offers a rousing reminder of the power (and eccentricities) of the pissed-off proletariat."
‑ David Jenkins, Time Out
"Some definite laughs."
‑ Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
"A darkly funny film in the same vein as Micmacs, in this French crime caper political correctness gets le boot."
‑ David Parkinson, Empire Magazine
"These two losers are so uncharming, so witless, so unfunny that I really found this film about them an arduous experience."
‑ Margaret Pomeranz, At the Movies (Australia)
"Complete with an absurdist black humour and a bizarre collection of farcical set pieces, Louise-Michel is a hit and miss affair."
‑ Mark Demetrius, FILMINK (Australia)
"Who knew empowerment could be so winning and so simultaneously grotesque?"
‑ Chris Chang, Film Comment Magazine
"Definitely more enjoyable when you break it down into bits and pieces in your head afterwards."
‑ Julian White, Little White Lies
"The laughs are defiantly non-PC, but there's no doubting the sympathetic handling of the working-class heroes, nor the righteous rage at the injustices of contemporary capitalism."
‑ Tom Dawson, Total Film
"Often crass and never politically correct, Louise-Michel ultimately fails to reach its potential."
‑ , Empire Magazine Australasia
"I love good black comedy, but I really didn't get this one. Perhaps it whizzed over my head like some of those bullets."
‑ Louise Keller, Urban Cinefile
"Even by English-language black comedy standards, it's a decidedly odd mixture of fun and revenge."
‑ Graham Young, Birmingham Mail
"Although directors Gustave Kervern and Benoît Delépine strive a little too hard at times for outrage, it's still wickedly funny, and Moreau and Lanners are terrific as the grotesque anti-heroes."
‑ John Ferguson, Radio Times
"This is the best comedy I've seen since Burn After Reading or Death At A Funeral. It's terrific."
‑ , At the Movies (Australia)
"As stylists, Kervern and Delepine specialise in turning industrial landscapes into cartoon playgrounds, through sight gags that rely on offscreen space -- leaving crucial events to the imagination."
‑ Jake Wilson, The Age (Australia)
"In its funniest moments, the film displays the delicate timing of the best silent comedies."
‑ Kent Turner, Film-Forward.com
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