Mon Oncle
Mon Oncle (1958)

In Jacques Tati's first color film, he again plays Monsieur Hulot, a man of simple means living an uncomplicated life. The home of Hulot's sister and brother-in-law is ultra-modern but holds no appeal for Hulot's nephew. So, the… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: November 3, 1958
DVD Release Date: January 6, 2004
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Critic Score: 92% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Jacques Tati's most accessible film is a paean to gentle values and observing the small details of life.

Keith Uhlich
Time Out

No less a masterpiece than its Gallic-tongued cousin.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Jacques Tati is the great philosophical tinkerer of comedy, taking meticulous care to arrange his films so that they unfold in a series of revelations and effortless delights.

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Josh Larsen

Architecture does much of the satirical work here.

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Satire is not barbed or vicious and everybody can laugh at it and themselves. There's expert blocking out of the characters, creative use of sound, and eschewing of all useless dialog.

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Bosley Crowther
New York Times

Facing it squarely, My Uncle is perceptibly contrived when it lingers too long and gets too deeply into the dullness of things mechanical. After you've pushed one button and one modernistic face, you've pushed them all.

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Noel Murray
The Dissolve

Tati comments directly on the changes in French society, drawing up little sketches of people forcing themselves into dehumanizing, uncomfortable positions.

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Derek Adams
Time Out

Unforgettably funny, wonderfully observed, and always technically brilliant.

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Derek Smith
Tiny Mix Tapes

Jacques Tati, perhaps the greatest of comic directors, made films that demand to be seen on the big screen - his use of space, framing, and perspective require such a scope to truly appreciate the near-obsessive attention to the smallest of details.

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Matt Pais

This very-French-yet-English-language comedy is not only slow, but its stabs at satire are milder than a quarter bouncing off Mount Rushmore.

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Flixster Audience Score: 89% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
Knocking on the door of Stanley Kubrick, Jacques Tati constructs his work so methodically that it's stunning at first, the layers and layers of depth, but… More
Matheus Carvalho
Assim como a imagem de Charles Chaplin ficou eternizada no consenso popular através de seu personagem Vagabundo, caracterizado pelo seu bigode, bengala e… More
Jim Hunter
A man moves to a new town and struggles with his upper class relatives' reliance on technology. The subject of this film's satire is obvious from the… More
Rubia Carolina
* the opening credits * the soundtrack (Mon Oncle/Adios Mario by Franck Barcellini) * France in those lovely old times * Chaplin + Keaton + le bon vivant =… More
Lucas Martins
Mon Oncle is not just a funny satire of the bourgeoisie, technology, falseness and the politically correct, but is also a sweet portrait of childhood and one of… More
Devon Bott
Filmmaker Jacques Tati sets his satirical sights on french upper/middle class suburban living in 1958's "Mon oncle". Mr and Mrs. Arpel and their… More