Zazie dans le métro (Zazie in the Subway)
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 87%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"So inventive that it's exhausting, this is a rare thing indeed -- a family film for cynics."
‑ Ty Burr, Entertainment Weekly
"It has survived the years much better than other indulgent frolics, mainly because Malle really does seem motivated by gleeful malice and anarchy -- he's not just toying with a fashionable mood."
‑ , Time Out
"Jazzy and daring...takes Raymond Queneau's novel-the sort generally considered 'unfilmable' and makes a film so cinematic as to appear sui generis. [Blu-ray]"
‑ Peter Canavese, Groucho Reviews
"Brilliant if barking mad."
‑ , Film4
"It works, not despite its mélange of slapstick, tragedy, farce and satire, but because of it."
‑ , Senses of Cinema
"Arguably Louis Malle's best work."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"Malle uses tons of editing tricks, both crude and cutting edge for the time, and turns Paris into a wild playground for a wonderfully anarchic romp."
‑ Eric Melin,
"Zazie, you're so darned adorable, you even make getting picked up by Aqualung look like fun."
‑ Christopher Long, Movie Metropolis
"The film is a visual feast that's well-acted and charming more often than not, but those looking for a tighter narrative or well-knit plot may prefer Malle's more serious-minded works."
‑ , Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
"I don't believe that I'm familiar with any New Wave film so full of that energy as Louis Malle's third feature, Zazie in the Metro."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"It has some risible bits but is, in all, somewhat diffuse."
‑ , Variety
"a fun movie in its own way, but also one that wears on you by the end, as Malle exhausts us while exhausting his arsenal of cinematic tricks"
‑ James Kendrick, Q Network Film Desk
"Malle's movie is an anarchist farce, baldly, bravely approximating the worldview of its titular heroine, a spritely, irreverent, vandalizing brat."
‑ Michael Atkinson, Turner Classic Movies Online
"An acquired taste, but for those who are big fans of challenging, chaotic new wave French cinema go wild."
‑ David Parkinson, Empire Magazine
"Even if it's a failure, which I think it is, it's still an interesting failure with possibilities there's something worth picking up out of the rubble. Just don't ask me what that is at this time."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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