Mammuth (2011)

After turning 60, working-class man Serge (Grard Depardieu) decides to retire and is ready to reap his pensioners rewards. He runs into the implacable wall of bureaucracy after finding out that his former employers have neglected to declare… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: September 19, 2011
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Critic Score: 63% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Rachel Saltz
New York Times

"Mammuth" has the distressed, gritty look of a 1970s movie. (It was shot on Super 16 reversal film.) But it takes its cues from some of the less-appealing aspects of that era's freewheeling style, in particular a sort of curdled whimsy.

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David Jenkins
Time Out

The gauche humour of 'Mammuth' camouflages a sweet torch song to the struggles of the working class in the face of private- and public-sector indifference.

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Burl Burlingame
Honolulu Star-Advertiser

Depardieu is a very shaggy beastie in this film, deliberate and bullish, blown up to prehistoric size and pretty much headed for extinction at the hands of French bureaucracy.

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Melissa Anderson
Village Voice

Too limp and scattershot to warrant anything stronger than indifference...

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Rex Roberts
Film Journal International

Cynical and sentimental by turns, Mammuth takes a ride on the wild side, but well within speed limits.

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Graham Young
Birmingham Post

Depardieu's lugubrious features have rarely been better suited to playing a character who is such a handful that he is duty-bound to shock.

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David Fear
Time Out

Depardieu makes the most of it. Because of him, such surreal Gallic scuzziness has rarely seemed so sweetly tender.

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Bill Weber
Slant Magazine

A wan road comedy with pretensions that can be jettisoned for the inevitable John Travolta remake.

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Philip French

Intermittently very funny.

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Flixster Audience Score: 41% Flixster User Reviews
Walter M.
After ten years of faithful service to a slaughterhouse, Serge(Gerard Depardieu) is given a party and a jigsaw puzzle by his co-workers. Retirement does not… More
Panta Oz
Directors Gustave Kervern and Benoît Delépine in this movie combined intense Frenchness with a kind of English comedy-sensibility the best possible way and they… More
Daniel Parsons
Having two rather unsympathetic characters as your leads isn't a problem for me, especially when they are played by Gerard Depardieu and the fearless… More