Mississippi Mermaid (La Sirène du Mississipi)
Mississippi Mermaid (La Sirène du Mississipi) (1969)

A rare mid-career flop for director François Truffaut when it was released, Mississippi Mermaid has become a cult favorite, thanks in part to the availability of the original French version, which added 13 minutes to the U.S. release… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: January 23, 2001
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Critic Score: 87% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Richard Brody
New Yorker

The redemptive power of love is joined with a stifled guffaw of irony.

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Melissa Anderson
Village Voice

Truffaut's frequently overlooked eighth feature isn't kid stuff.

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

Truffaut playfully employs various filmmaking techniques throughout the picture.

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Ty Burr
Boston Globe

Mississippi is a film noir shot in dazzling color, a Hitchcock movie with the soul of a Jean Renoir drama.

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Janet Maslin
New York Times

It defies easy definition and blithely triumphs over what initially appears to be structural schizophrenia. It is the creation of a superior moviemaker who works eccentrically in the classical tradition.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

This perverse love story just doesn't fly.

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David Fear
Time Out

Try to view this tale of a siren's song as something chewier than a cover version of Hitch's greatest hits, and what's left is a facile take on l'amour fou.

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Amy Taubin
Village Voice

One of the director's weakest films.

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Douglas Pratt

Approached as a caper film or a revenge-and-murder thriller, the movie is unsatisfying, but seen as a love story in which criminal activities are used to provide tension and an atmosphere of isolation, it is brilliantly unnerving

Flixster Audience Score: 73% Flixster User Reviews
Jim Hunter
A man mail-orders a wife who rather quickly steals his fortune. He pursues her, and they begin a cat-and-mouse courtship. Critics seem to suggest that this is… More
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic][color=blue]"Mississippi Mermaid" starts out on the Isle of Reunion as cigarette factory owner, Louis Mahe(Jean Paul Belmondo)… More
FanGirl Browncoat
I'm not sure sure, but I pretty confident that Original Sin (2001) was remake of this film. Original Sin sucked but Mississippi Mermaid is a solid film.