Stolen Kisses (Baisers Volés)
Stolen Kisses (Baisers Volés) (1968)

The episodic romantic comedy Stolen Kisses is the third installment in François Truffaut's Antoine Doinel series, which started with The 400 Blows in 1959. In 1968, Antoine (Jean-Pierre Léaud) is discharged from the military and comes… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: January 1, 1968
DVD Release Date: August 24, 1999
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Critic Score: 96% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Stolen Kisses is a fine feature follow-up to The 400 Blows, transforming Antoine Doinel into a sympathetic, silly, and romantic figure that carries to the series' end.

Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

One of Truffaut's best, lyrical and resonant in a way the later films in the cycle would not be.

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

A movie so full of love that to define it may make it sound like a religious experience, which, of course, it is -- but in a wonderfully unorthodox, cockeyed way.

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Jay Antani
Cinema Writer

Typically light fare from the master of French Lite

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Variety Staff

The slice-of-life pic also has neat slices of observation, tasteful presentation and easeful acting that avoid banality.

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TV Guide

Paris was never so beguiling.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

While Truffaut was fiddling with this trifle, the streets of Paris were burning with a student riot in May 1968.

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Time Out

A persuasively charming comedy.

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Empire Magazine

Often improvised and frequently charming and witty, Truffaut's film engages with a sad, dramatic and funny storyline that while not action packed keeps its pace and remains a classic today.

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Mike Robins
Senses of Cinema

As with all of Truffaut's great films, Baisers volés features an odd collection of minor characters and playful cinematic asides that present a complex view of the world.

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Flixster Audience Score: 89% Flixster User Reviews
Rubia Carolina
After following Antoine Doinel as a young boy in Les quatre cents coups and his désamours in L'amour à vingt ans, in Baisers Volés we see the life and… More
Eric Broome
Francois Truffaut's third Antoine Doinel film has a happenstance feel of just dropping in to see what's new with our boy. He's freshly bounced… More
Pierluigi Puccini
Truffaut homages Henri Langlois, Laurel and Hardy. Hitchcock and Balzac, and brings back his alter ego, Antoine Doinel. Now at the doors of adulthood, he was… More
Alex Hall
Truffaut's second best film of his career. Which just happens to be the second feature in the infamous Doinel series.
Alice Shen
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Emily B.
The third in Traffaut's semi-autobiographical series following the life of Antoine Dionel. The first time the character hit the screens was in the 1959… More