Leolo (1992)

Jean-Claude Lauzon's highly praised film tells the strange story of Léolo, a young boy from Montréal. Told from Léolo's point-of-view, the film depicts his family of lunatics and Léolo's attempts to deal with them. Not one… More

Rated: PG
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Release Date: January 1, 1992
DVD Release Date: October 25, 2005
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Critic Score: 90% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Hal Hinson
Washington Post

A disturbing, imaginative, beautifully realized film.

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Quentin Curtis
Independent on Sunday

It tries too hard, and Leolo's Gauloisey voice-over tells us too much.

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Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal

The best Quebecois movie ever made.

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James Berardinelli

A strangely-captivating motion picture.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Caught the big picture in a strikingly fresh way.

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Bruce Kirkland
Jam! Movies

A visionary yet profoundly disturbing masterpiece about a young boy's rites-of-passage into adult life.

Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

I felt alive when I was watching it.

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Emanuel Levy

French-Canadian Lauzon's disturbing and audacious comin-of-age saga, which opened the 1993 Toronto Film Festival, centers on a boy who actually believes that his mother was impregnated by a sperm-covered tomato in Sicily!

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Flixster Audience Score: 89% Flixster User Reviews
Christopher Mercer
A fantastic Canadian film, in both quality and content. Strange though, but in that lovely sort of way that draws you in. Basically it's the story of a… More
Alex Figueroba
Because I dream, I am not.
Lesley N
Canadian boy comes of age in nutty family. A strange film, a bit like watching something by a sedated Jean-Pierre Jeunet, with a heartbreaking ending. From… More
Leolo was the second and final film from the French Canadian Jean-Claude Lauzon, who tragically died in a plane crash before making another film. This is a… More
Quinto Wallight
For a movie where defecating and masturbation have a surprising amount of screen time, this is a very whimsical and funny story about a dysfunctional family… More