Tip Top
Tip Top (2014)

In this odd blend of screwball comedy and crime procedural, two female cops (Isabelle Huppert and Sandrine Kiberlain) investigate the death of an Algerian police informant in a small French town. Directed by Serge Bozon.

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: May 11, 2015
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Critic Score: 50% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader

The freewheeling narrative experimentation and cryptic social commentary recall 60s Godard, but the vibe is Bozon's own.

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Scott Foundas
Variety

The resulting clash of tones initially seems jarring, but ultimately original and invigorating.

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Nicholas Elliott
Film Comment Magazine

As with the Golden Age American B-movies Bozon admires, Tip Top's primary concern is not with identifying the bad guy, but with smuggling in as much additional information as possible, including televised images of the unfolding Arab Spring.

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Ben Kenigsberg
New York Times

Peculiar and abrasive ...

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Stephen Dalton
Hollywood Reporter

An overwrought experiment in cerebral slapstick that misses more targets than it hits.

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Melissa Anderson
Artforum

This sui generis policier audaciously balances slapstick with a fiercely intelligent probing of the still-knotty legacy of France's colonialist past.

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Mike D'Angelo
AV Club

Confirms director and co-screenwriter Serge Bozon as one of French cinema's true oddballs.

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Alan Scherstuhl
Village Voice

Serge Bozon's smart, surprising, marvelously realized French crime-and-sex police drama/comedy distinguishes itself with trenchant plotting, inspired framing, and performances that honor true human feeling even as they lunge into the screwball.

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David Noh
Film Journal International

One minute a tense police procedural, the next a wacky Almodóvarian sex farce, this schizophrenic enterprise is more wearying than entertaining.

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Flixster Audience Score: 19% Flixster User Reviews
Walter M.
In "Tip Top," a confidential informant from Algeria has been murdered. Esther Lafarge(Isabelle Huppert) has been assigned the case. She chooses… More