The Horseman on the Roof
The Horseman on the Roof (1996)

This opulent French costume drama is set in Provence during a 19th-century cholera epidemic and is based on Jean Giono's 1951 novel. Fleeing from a death squad, Angelo travels past many cholera-stricken villages. He sneaks into an… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: May 17, 1996
DVD Release Date: June 3, 2003
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Critic Score: 65% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Mike Clark
USA Today

Production values count for something, and it's a good thing, too, because this French period piece takes two hours and then some to reach its conclusion without reaching even a trot.

Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

colourful, sprawling romp

Paul Byrnes
Sydney Morning Herald

It's an admirably restrained film, even in the violence. Don't misunderstand: things get very rough, but not in every scene, and not until necessary.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

All the lusty romantic longings and adventurous thrills led nowhere, leaving me with an empty feeling.

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Steve Crum

Original, interesting story and good performances.

Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies

Like the Pre-Raphaelite art it evokes, it's pretty to look at, but there's not much there.

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Flixster Audience Score: 81% Flixster User Reviews
Mason Williams
The Horseman On The Roof, is a lovely foreign film starring Juliette Binoche and Oliver Martinez.
Daisy Maduro
This gorgeous movie was set in the cholera period which wiped out the whole of Europe in 10 days. Juliette Binoche, was gorgeous as ever. The thing about this… More