The Hedgehog
The Hedgehog (2011)

Inspired by the beloved New York Times bestseller, The Elegance of the Hedgehog, by Muriel Barbery, The Hedgehog is the timely story of Paloma (Garance Le Guillermic) a young girl bent on ending it all on her upcoming twelfth birthday.… More

Rated: PG
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Release Date: August 19, 2011
DVD Release Date: June 12, 2012
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Critic Score: 88% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Calvin Wilson
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"The Hedgehog" sneaks up on you with its heartfelt storytelling and sophisticated wit.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

This a movie with such a light, stylish touch, it makes no claims to profundity and is a sweetly hopeful experience.

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Dennis Harvey
SF360

Nicely crafted, The Hedgehog seldom aims to be more than a pleasant low-key diversion-at which it succeeds-so it's jolting when the story pulls an abrupt late turn that casts everything in a more serious, ambitious light.

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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic

A satisfying emotional experience.

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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post

"The Hedgehog" is a treat: a movie that's smart, grown-up, wry and deeply moving.

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Sarah Boslaugh
PopMatters

11-year-old Paloma (Garance Le Guillermic) is rich, precocious and extremely judgmental in the way that only a privileged child can be.

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

A reminder that, sometimes, the movies can get a beloved book exactly right.

Mark Feeney
Boston Globe

Enchantment will go a long way toward overcoming implausibility, but there's not enough of the former here - and far too much of the latter.

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Chris Foran
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

A French drama that finds its power in the little moments.

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Flixster Audience Score: 83% Flixster User Reviews
Rubia Carolina
"My parents are rich, my family is rich and my sister and I are basically rich. But, in spite of that, in spite of all this luck and wealth, for a long… More
Panta Oz
This is an odd movie with a touching story, adapted from the international best seller The Elegance of the Hedgehog. I have to say that I never heard of the… More
Walter M.
"The Hedgehog" starts with 11-year old Paloma(Garance Le Guillermic) filming herself talking about killing herself on her twelfth birthday in about… More
Jesse Ortega
This is a very good and intelligent film dealing with a very intelligent little girl who chooses to end her life on her 12th birthday rather than grow up to be… More

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