The Triplets of Belleville
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French filmmaker Sylvain Chomet directs the animated feature The Triplets of Belleville. A young boy is raised by his grandmother, Madame Souza, in the French countryside. She buys him a bicycle and encourages his dream of winning the Tour de France. However, he gets kidnapped by a group of Mafia gangsters and taken to the big city of Belleville, where he is used for his bicycling prowess in an elaborate gambling scheme. Along with her faithful companion Bruno, Madame Souza sets out to rescue her grandson. They befriend a trio of aging musicians who were once the '30s jazz trio known as… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 94%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Just when Jeffrey Katzenberg had loudly declared the death of 2-D animation, along came this sly, inventively drawn cartoon that blew the cumbrous studio leviathans out of the water."
‑ Ronnie Scheib, Chicago Reader
"Relish the film's deadpan grotesquery, its flair for invention, be it the fanciful narrative segues or various object lessons..."
‑ Geoff Andrew, Time Out
"It occasionally suffers from longeurs, but it's moving and funny with moments of genius. More of the same, s'il vous plaît."
‑ , Empire Magazine
"Beautiful animation, surreal imagery, funny quirky characters and engaging situations make this a gem that should be discovered."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"There are high-powered opiates that don't pack the psychedelic kick of this cartoon."
‑ Rick Kisonak, Film Threat
"Vous guessed it by now: Triplettes is terrific."
‑ Richard Corliss, TIME Magazine
"It's impossible to watch this movie without gasping at its graphics, and yet we're so drawn into Chomet's way of seeing that, after a while, his genius erases the distinction between animation and live action."
‑ Peter Rainer, New York Magazine/Vulture
"Astonishing, outlandish, and full of laughs."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"Whimsy is alive and well in the movies, thanks to Sylvain Chomet."
‑ Urban Cinefile Critics, Urban Cinefile
"La historia se cuenta en imágenes y sonidos, y ese es un primer gran mérito a tener en cuenta en una época en que los personajes del cine suelen hablar demasiado."
‑ Enrique Buchichio, Uruguay Total
"A winning blend of dark and bittersweet, aimed more at adults than kiddies, but suitable for all ages."
‑ Lisa Nesselson, Variety
"Zee French, zay are different, non? Well, in this case, wonderfully so."
‑ Steve Murray, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
"This is an animated movie to fall in love with."
‑ Cole Smithey,
"If there's any justice in the world, French animator Sylvain Chomet will be handed the Animated Feature Oscar in February for this fantastic little film."
‑ Rich Cline, Film Threat
"A bustling cornucopia of delights."
‑ Nick Schager, Lessons of Darkness
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