The Triplets of Belleville
The Triplets of Belleville (2003)

French filmmaker Sylvain Chomet directs the animated feature The Triplets of Belleville. A young boy is raised by his grandmother, Madame Souza, in the French countryside. She buys him a bicycle and encourages his dream of winning the Tour… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: November 26, 2003
DVD Release Date: May 4, 2004
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Critic Score: 94% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Richly detailed and loaded with surreal touches, The Triplets of Belleville is an odd, delightful charmer.

Ronnie Scheib
Chicago Reader

Just when Jeffrey Katzenberg had loudly declared the death of 2-D animation, along came this sly, inventively drawn cartoon that blew the cumbrous studio leviathans out of the water.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

Relish the film's deadpan grotesquery, its flair for invention, be it the fanciful narrative segues or various object lessons...

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Stuart Klawans
The Nation

The chaos in this picture all but reeks from the screen. I thought it was hilarious.

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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine

Vous guessed it by now: Triplettes is terrific.

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Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture

It's impossible to watch this movie without gasping at its graphics, and yet we're so drawn into Chomet's way of seeing that, after a while, his genius erases the distinction between animation and live action.

Empire Magazine

It occasionally suffers from longeurs, but it's moving and funny with moments of genius. More of the same, s'il vous plaît.

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Lisa Nesselson

A winning blend of dark and bittersweet, aimed more at adults than kiddies, but suitable for all ages.

Steve Murray
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Zee French, zay are different, non? Well, in this case, wonderfully so.

Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Astonishing, outlandish, and full of laughs.

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Flixster Audience Score: 90% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
An inventive bit of 2D imagineering all about how a grandma cares for her grandchild. The ending is not as strong as the wonderful opening but it manages to… More
Greg S
A grandmother and a dog track a kidnapped bicyclist to New York City and free him with the help of a trio of elderly singers. Initially, it's difficult to… More
Carlos Magalhães
A wonderful dialogue-free animation - funny, odd and quite enchanting - that relies on a superb artwork and fabulous sound design, paying an enormous attention… More
Directors Cat
As heartwarming as it is surreal and strange, The Triplets of Beleville is a very charming animated story with a good plot and terrific animation. It's… More
Randy Tippy
Imaginative and completely engrossing. Chomet's animation is downright other-worldly. A must see.
Daniel Perry
The animation is funky, the music is a trip and the characters are touching... all with virtually no dialogue! It's very like a silent film, where the… More