Western (1998)

Wild circumstance leads two disparate immigrants to become unlikely travelling companions on the coastal roads of Brittany in hope of finding romantic adventure. For burly, handsome Spaniard Paco the quest is easy. For puny Russian Nino, it… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: July 24, 1998
DVD Release Date: November 10, 2008
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

A delightfully subtle and perceptive blend of romantic comedy and road movie.

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Janet Maslin
New York Times

A funny, romantic film filled with cozy intimacies and lovely, wide-screen images of the French countryside.

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Merle Bertrand
Film Threat

A charming and -- dare I use this word in a FT review? -- delightful road movie.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

The adventures are arbitrary, the cuteness of the men grows wearing, and when Nino has an accident with a chainsaw, we can see contrivance shading off into desperation.

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Peter Stack
San Francisco Chronicle

A charmer from France that feels like a throwback to the 1960s, when foreign films flooded art- house cinemas.

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Lael Loewenstein
Boxoffice Magazine

Funny, touching, familiar yet original.

Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

One of the most refreshing aspects of Manuel Poirier's Western ... is the way it explodes many common notions about France and French movies.

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Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle

A road movie unlike any other you've yet seen.

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James Sanford

viewers who insist on sturdy plots, admirable characters and lots of action will undoubtedly be bored senseless by Poirier's trek through Brittany -- the title refers to the western region of France.

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