Les aventures extraordinaires d'Adèle Blanc-Sec (The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec)
Les aventures extraordinaires d'Adèle Blanc-Sec (The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec) (2010)

Luc Besson directs this big-screen adaptation of the graphic novel The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec. The movie stars Louise Bourgoin as the title character, an independent-minded writer who becomes embroiled in a mystery… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: December 31, 2010
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Critic Score: 83% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Cath Clarke
Time Out

It all plays on one note of droll flippancy, which, while pleasingly mordant, is all style and very little substance.

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Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat

Visually impressive old-school fun, anchored by a charmingly confident performance from Louise Bourgoin.

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Philip French

It is a pleasure to look at, but the performances are heavy-handed rather than pleasantly stylised and the whimsy over-abundant.

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MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher

This is what comic-book movies look like when they're not blown up into $200 million monstrosities: friendly and eldritch and kinda cosy even in the middle of outrageous escapades.

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Dustin Putman

[Blu-ray Review] It's got first-rate, photorealistic CGI effects, fine period art direction and costumes, and features an irresistible lead performance.

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Allan Hunter
Daily Express (UK)

Children will undoubtedly delight in this juvenile cartoonish caper.

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Noel Murray
The Dissolve

The film lacks the more corrosive aspects of [Jacques] Tardi's work, but Besson replaces it with something that gives the story a larger shape and meaning.

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Alistair Harkness

A spirited, if chaotic, fantasy adventure that pilfers the best bits from Indiana Jones and gives them a distinctly Gallic flavour.

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Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express (UK)

The plot, is frankly, completely barmy but it's directed with panache and energy by Luc Besson and is good fun for the most part.

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Flixster Audience Score: 53% Flixster User Reviews
Nicki Marie
Not my taste at all, but okay for what it was. Far fetched French fantasy with plucky likeable heroine.
JY Skacto
Using Jacques Tardi's comic book series as his basis, Luc Besson conjures up <i>The Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Blanc-Sec</i>.<p>As… More
Jens S.
Uninspired, with odd attempts of humor and an unlikable heroine, this adventure wants to be a French Indiana Jones but fails on pretty much every level. Even… More
Jan Marc Macababayao
The Extraordinary Adventures Of Adèle Blanc-Sec follows Adèle, a writer on an adventure to discover ancient Egyptian medicine technology to remedy a sister.… More
Greg S
In 1911, novelist and adventuress Adele Blanc-Sec seeks an ancient Egyptian cure to bring her twin sister out of her coma. Luc Besson's attempt to make an… More
Luke Baldock
A charming and frantic farce by Besson. Based on a series of French comics, The Extroadinary Adventures Of Adele Blanc-Sec is a French version of Indiana Jones,… More