Holy Motors
Holy Motors (2012)

From dawn to dusk, a few hours in the life of Monsieur Oscar, a shadowy character who journeys from one life to the next. He is, in turn, captain of industry, assassin, beggar, monster, family man... He seems to be playing roles, plunging… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 17, 2012
DVD Release Date: February 26, 2013
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Critic Score: 91% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Mesmerizingly strange and willfully perverse, Holy Motors offers an unforgettable visual feast alongside a spellbinding -- albeit unapologetically challenging -- narrative.

Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic

It is never dull.

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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Audiences who care about character and plot are liable to take the exit to a movie that makes sense.

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Dorothy Woodend
The Tyee (British Columbia)

It is this thing -- being alive in the world -- that is precisely what Holy Motors achieves.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

By the time this film's over, you're shaken, intrigued and reminded that art doesn't need to add up to be entrancing.

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Tom Keogh
Seattle Times

All this random action, Carax suggests, is for some vast, abstract audience anxious to lose itself in imagined narratives.

Sean Axmaker

From its enigmatic opening scenes, which sends the viewers into a mysterious voyage a la Alice through the looking glass that ends up in a movie theater, Holy Motors (2012) is a celebration of the magic, imagination, and primal power of the movies.

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Chase Whale

Holy Motors is some kind of wonderful.

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

This is the kind of it-can-mean-whatever-you-want-it-to-mean art film that I usually run from, but Carax is such a prodigiously gifted mesmerist that, if you give way, you're likely to be enfolded in the film's phantasmagoria.

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Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly

Jean-Luc Godard's Weekend for the digital era. Both exuberant and melancholy, it's a film about an allegedly dying art form that is thrillingly alive. Cinema is dead. Long live cinema.

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Flixster Audience Score: 72% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
An incredibly absorbing and thought-provoking film that takes us in a mind-boggling journey with a character that drifts from one role to the next in many… More
Markus Robinson
The only "talking cars" movie worse than "Cars 2". Aside from an Andy Serkis-esque lead preformance from the chameleon Denis Lavant,… More
Spencer S.
This film is very weird, and I am with the majority in thinking this. The film follows a man as he runs around town in a limousine with his faithful driver, put… More
Greg S
"Mr. Oscar" drives around Paris in a limo taking on nine "assignments" which require him to become an accodion player, a hitman, or a… More
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Mark Hobin
Much has been written on Holy Motors as this hard to classify, visionary art piece, but it really doesn't seem all that innovative unless you consider… More