Chinese Puzzle (Casse-tête chinois)
Chinese Puzzle (Casse-tête chinois) (2014)

A 40-year-old father of two, still finds life very complicated. When the mother of his children moves to New York, he can't bear them growing up far away from him and so he decides to move there as well. (C) Official Site

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Rated: R
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Release Date: May 16, 2014
DVD Release Date: October 14, 2014
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Critic Score: 76% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Pleasantly easygoing and consistently funny, Chinese Puzzle offers a suitably endearing conclusion to Cédric Klapisch's Trilogy of Xavier.

John DeFore
Washington Post

Viewers coming to this film without having seen the others would have no problem following the action; whether they'd care about it is another question.

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Mary Houlihan
Chicago Sun-Times

Once the story picks up, it's easy, breezy and enjoyable. It seduces you into thinking: Wouldn't it be fun to reconnect with Xavier in another five years or so?

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John Fink
The Film Stage

Smart, insightful and full of lively, authentic New York City atmosphere that could never be faked on a sound stage in Atlanta, Chinese Puzzle is the real deal.

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

A hectic, convoluted French comedy about a Parisian novelist and the three women in his life.

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Barbara VanDenburgh
Arizona Republic

The film flits from one subplot to another and not in that delightfully freewheeling European kind of way.

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Todd Jorgenson

Those familiar with the first two films will find the most rewards in this bittersweet concluding chapter.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

An amiably daffy look at perpetual adolescence, French-style.

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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

It's all very busy, and cute, and, um, French ...

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Rich Cline

French filmmaker Cedric Klapisch keeps the tone light and the serious themes just under the surface as he revisits the lively characters from The Spanish Apartment (2002) and Russian Dolls (2005).

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Flixster Audience Score: 67% Flixster User Reviews
Daniel Parsons
A romantic comedy masterpiece; genuinely heartfelt and funny, it's the third part in a series that began with Pot Luck and was followed by Russian Dolls… More