Marius
Marius (2014)

This moving love story by Marcel Pagnol is set at the Old Port of Marseille, in the Bar de la Marine, run by César and his son Marius. A dreamer, Marius sees a life for himself on the sea, embarking on one of the many ships that sail by… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: July 4, 2014
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Critic Score: 56% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Ben Kenigsberg
New York Times

It's not entirely clear what this faithful, slightly creaky new rendering, adapted and directed by the actor Daniel Auteuil, has to offer.

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Clayton Dillard
Slant Magazine

Daniel Auteuil's less exercising diligent homage than indulging troglodytic cinephilia.

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Ian Freer
Empire Magazine

A surprising resurrection of the old Pagnol tale, its a tad stagey but charming with it.

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Mike D'Angelo
The Dissolve

Marius... is all protracted setup, taking 94 minutes to tell the same basic story that the soft-rock 1970s hit "Brandy (You're A Fine Girl)" manages in just three.

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T'Cha Dunlevy
Montreal Gazette

Worth taking in for the performances alone, this modest film feels like the product of another era.

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Simon Kinnear
Total Film

Despite its very Gallic blend of amour and ennui, it's as if a Sunday-night British TV series had crossed the Channel.

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David Noh
Film Journal International

Utterly delightful, almost uncanny in its perfect period confidence and brio, this is a reminder once more of why we love French films.

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Mike McCahill
Guardian

Not just cinéma de papa, but cinema de grand-papa.

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Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film

There's a certain group of cosy words, including nostalgic, warm and gentle that have a tendency to damn with faint praise, and yet all of them apply to Daniel Auteuil's charming (there's another one) adaptation of Marcel Pagnol's Marius.

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