Inspector Bellamy
Inspector Bellamy (2010)

Two of the giants of French cinema, Claude Chabrol and Gerard Depardieu, team up for the only time for the director's 50th and final feature film, a wry thriller about a police commissioner trying to balance professional instinct with… More

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Rated: G
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Release Date: October 29, 2010
DVD Release Date: December 1, 2009
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Critic Score: 89% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune

It's a small work. Yet it's so pleasurably well-made, so obviously the work of major talents in a comfortable groove, why carp about the scale or ambition of the project?

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

Depardieu and Marie Bunel (as Bellamy's wife) have a terrific interplay, but Chabrol's sharp direction can't quite rescue his fuzzy script.

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Martin Tsai
Critic's Notebook

The joy is to watch Mr. Depardieu slipping into it with such effortless charm and charisma even when we fear that seams might burst and buttons might fly at any time.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

If you, like me, are a lover of Simenon's Inspector Maigret, you will find his nature embodied here in the performance of Gerard Depardieu. If you are not, get your hands on a Maigret novel and thank me for the rest of your life.

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Kyle Smith
New York Post

Inspector Bellamy leaves a sense not unlike a summary of Chabrol's entire career -- of guilty stains seeping away in every direction, of motives hidden and of endless stories that frustrate full understanding.

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Roger Moore
Movie Nation

Dry, moody -- VERY Chabrol. Depardieu makes it worth watching

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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times

A sadly bland footnote to an illustrious and influential career.

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A.O. Scott
New York Times

The movie is in no hurry to end, much as its prolific maker never showed much inclination to stop.

Sean Axmaker
Turner Classic Movies Online

Chabrol's craft, confidence and unshowy professionalism drives this crafty story even as it turns the conventions of the murder mystery inside out.

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Flixster Audience Score: 37% Flixster User Reviews
paul sandberg
For better or worse, Inspector Bellamy is more of a character study than a murder mystery. Early on a gentleman actually confesses to the crime, so the… More
Walter M.
Inspector Paul Bellamy(Gerard Depardieu) and his wife Francoise(Marie Bunel) are staying at the house of her family in a small town. But this is no vacation as… More
Daniel Dolgin
*Contains Spoilers* Inspector Bellamy, while it follows the French cinema stereotypes, is one of the most beautiful studies of humanity that I've ever… More