Louis (2010)

About, a silent film directed by Dan Pritzker, starring Jackie Earle Haley, Shanti Lowry and Anthony Coleman, will premiere in US cities in late August with live musical accompaniment by Wynton Marsalis, renowned pianist Cecile Licad and a… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: August 25, 2010
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Nate Chinen
New York Times

With a pace and cinematic language openly inspired by Charlie Chaplin, it's as much a riff on silent movies as it is a coming-of-age tale with a whiff of political farce.

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Tim Grierson
Village Voice

Louis may superficially resemble movies of a bygone age, but it lacks their essence: masterful effortlessness.

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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

Faux silent-film melodrama is mostly a novelty, but the jazz score, performed live by Wynton Marsalis for select engagements, is a real treat.

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Andrew Schenker
Slant Magazine

Louis is in every way a tribute to regressive nostalgia.

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Ronnie Scheib

Though commendably attentive to Chaplin-esque pantomime on the part of lead villain Jackie Earle Haley, this cinematic anomaly falls flat as a stand-alone.

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