Eldorado (2009)

Two unlikely characters are brought together under equally unlikely circumstances in this eccentric road comedy from Belgian auteur Bouli Lanners. Yvan (Lanners) is an auto salesman who makes a good living dealing in American luxury cars.… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: May 1, 2009
DVD Release Date: July 14, 2009
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Critic Score: 67% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Thomasine Berg
Boston Globe

Bob Hope and Bing Crosby they're not. But director-actor Bouli Lanners and costar Fabrice Adde are on a comedy road to Eldorado, even if it takes place in a flat patch of mostly deserted Belgian landscape rather than some Hollywood Shangri-La.

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V.A. Musetto
New York Post

Eldorado is fueled by the chemistry between Lanners and Adde. They're so good together, they should make a sequel.

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David Cornelius

A clutter of unwelcome quirks and left-field developments.

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Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle

Eldorado was named best European film in the directors' fortnight last year at Cannes.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

A road movie that poignantly juggles absurdism and melancholy.

Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru

Has a somewhat witty and absurdly funny first half, but, at midpoint, it loses its dry humor and abruptly turns darker and feels too rushed, dull and contrived.

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Andrea Gronvall
Chicago Reader

Avoids a formulaic ending, reflecting instead on the impermanence of human connections and the inescapable baggage of the self.

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Leslie Felperin

Small but damn-near perfectly formed serio-comedy.

Matthew Nestel
Boxoffice Magazine

One could only hope to find such succulence in austerity. Credit the bold helmer and the lead actor Bouli Lanners for having the courage to put himself into the minefield of acting and directing. He is superb at both.

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Flixster Audience Score: 65% Flixster User Reviews
Stefanie C
A twisted road film. I found this hilarious, but the humor is very subtle. great soundtrack too.
Walter M.
In "Eldorado," Yvan(Bouli Lanners, who also wrote and directed)is unpleasantly surprised when he returns home to discover Elie(Fabrice Adde) hiding… More