Belizaire the Cajun
Belizaire the Cajun (2011)

Belizaire is the unofficial spokesman for his people in this film set in the Cajun country of 19th-century Louisiana. His ex-girlfriend is now the wife of a local bigot who wants to rid the area of Cajuns. When the man turns up murdered,… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: March 25, 2011
DVD Release Date: June 1, 2004
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Nina Darnton
New York Times

The film is plagued by too many long, dead moments in which the story doesn't seem to be getting anywhere and attention wanders.

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Paul Attanasio
Washington Post

This is an impressive debut film.

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Emanuel Levy

An early, interesting indie about the Cajuns that came out of Sundance Film Fest.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

Another ethnic group -- Cajuns, this time -- suffers the patronizing ministrations of the American Independent Cinema.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Belizaire has personality and quiet charm and a lot of affection, mixed in with the more predictable action elements.

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Mark R. Leeper

Belizaire the Cajun is a "find" worth looking for at your local video store.

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Rita Kempley
Washington Post

It's billed as a romantic comedy, but Cajun humor, like crawfish gumbo, takes some getting used to.

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TV Guide

Unique and flavorable slice of life.

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