On Tour (Tournée)
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A wily entrepreneur takes a new style of burlesque to the old world in this comic road movie from director Mathieu Amalric. Joachim (director Amalric) left his home, his family and his career in Paris to go to the United States and pursue new opportunities. Several years later, he comes back on a mission -- Joachim has become a devotee of "New Burlesque," in which dancers combine the glamour and style of classic era exotic performers with a new and transgressive approach. Joachim has assembled a troupe of New Burlesque performers and brought them to Europe, certain there's a… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 83%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"[Amalric gives] us the flavor of life on tour - the sudden connections and unexpected intimacies that occur when very different people are thrown together."
‑ Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle
"A likably rambling survey of ephemeral community, a portrait of the artist as washed-up family man and pimp, and a quasi-documentary about brassy stage persona."
‑ Fernando F. Croce, House Next Door
"The routines of the American dancers - all real performers - provide most of the highlights."
‑ Siobhan Synnot, Scotsman
"An immediate and thrilling experience."
‑ Jason Wood, Little White Lies
"Amalric won the best director prize at Cannes with this movie. He certainly demonstrates he's equally adept in front and behind the camera..."
‑ Jeremy Aspinall, Radio Times
"There's a strong sense of the tour as work - bland hotels, travel co-ordination, Muzak - as well as the situation's propensity to let cooped-up emotions, from anger to lust, marinate."
‑ Ben Walters, Time Out
"Amalric se estabelece cada vez mais como um dos nomes mais importantes do cinema francês - e Turnê é apenas a coroação de uma trajetória merecedora de infinitos aplausos."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"full review at Movies for the Masses"
‑ Joseph Proimakis, Movies for the Masses
"It's a hugely energetic and appealing film, with a saucy wit and melancholy caught on the fly."
‑ Tim Robey, Daily Mail [UK]
"It is on stage that the troupe really shines ... giving a tantalising hint at what the film could have been had Amalric proved himself as good a filmmaker as he is an actor."
‑ Lisa Williams, Electric Sheep
"On Tour offers a series of passing pleasures but fails to cohere into a meaningful whole."
‑ Jeremy Heilman, MovieMartyr.com
"It's a distinctly glamour-free film, and all the better for it, with Amalric mixing lively performance scenes with the drab off-stage realities to reinforce how tough it is to make a living on the fringes of the entertainment world."
‑ Alistair Harkness, Scotsman
"Amalric doesn't tease out emotional ties between the narrative threads, which scuppers the faux-redemptive finale and results in a film of merely incidental pleasures."
‑ Kevin Harley, Total Film
"If On Tour is finally too transient, too light on luggage, to be fully successful, it has a keen sense of the France we rarely get to see on screen: a limbo-land of trading estates, petrol stations and chain hotels."
‑ Xan Brooks, Guardian
"When the film is not too grim to be funny, it is too funny to be grim."
‑ Nigel Andrews, Financial Times
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