Mon Oncle d'Amérique
Mon Oncle d'Amérique (1980)

Alain Resnais's Mon Oncle D'Amerique is presented in the form of a "case history," replete with a pedantic narrator, played by real-life behavioral scientist Henri Laborit. Gerald Depardieu plays a plant manager whose… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: December 17, 1980
DVD Release Date: November 28, 2000
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Vincent Canby
New York Times

Mr. Resnais's most successful film in years.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Thinking man's film.

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Jason Anderson

Not so much a science experiment as it is a droll satire about love, work and free will.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

The film is also memorable for its dead-on portrayal of French yuppiedom in its early ascendancy and for its beautifully ambiguous and open-ended finale.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Mon Oncle D'merique is a philosophical puzzle that lingers in the mind long after the closing credit.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

A film that at once disturbingly deconstructs human behavior in an almost clinical -- and bitterly comic -- manner, while evidencing great warmth and fondness for its benighted characters.

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TV Guide

[An] odd, intellectually stimulating film that takes chances with narrative as it also works as a philosophical essay.

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Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]"Mon Oncle D'Amerique" is an example of the Alain Resnais we all know and are flabbergasted by. The movie starts out as a… More
John Ballantine
Very Woody Allenesque but it still works. Thoroughly entertaining!