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  • 88
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Holy Motors, fueled by pure feeling, is a dream of a movie you want to get lost in. It's a thing of beauty. show more

  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    You will look in vain for some definite logic to Holy Motors. You could see it as a metaphor for the actor's life, or a story about the desire to transcend the self. Anything you decide is fine. show more

  • 100
    New York Daily News

    Each episode of director Leos Carax's film perfectly masters the exact tone of a different genre, finding precisely the saddest moment in each of its vignettes. show more

  • 80
    The Hollywood Reporter

    Exhilarating, opaque, heartbreaking and completely bonkers – French auteur Leos Carax's so-called comeback film, Holy Motors, is a deliciously preposterous piece of filmmaking that appraises life and death and everything in between, reflected in a funhouse mirror. show more

  • 90
    NPR

    Holy Motors - exhilarating, mournful and always stunning to look at - makes no sense at all if you have your heart set on narrative comprehensibility or even plain old thematic cohesion. It could almost be a film made in a time before language, a rendering of modern life - or modern lives - as a kind of cinematic cave painting. With songs. And a white stretch limo. And Kylie Minogue. show more

  • 100
    Ann Hornaday Washington Post

    An electrifying, confounding, what-the-hell-just-happened exercise in unbounded imagination, unapologetic theatricality, bravura acting and head-over-heels movie-love. show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Here is a film that is exasperating, frustrating, anarchic and in a constant state of renewal. It's not tame. Some audience members are going to grow very restless. My notion is, few will be bored. show more

  • 88
    Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune

    Lavant is splendid in the film, and he's essentially the entire film - and yet, Holy Motors is somewhat more than a contraption built for a fearless performer. show more

  • 88
    Rick Groen The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    You may be of the opinion that taking in an art film, especially the haute brand that disdains conventional narrative, is like watching paint dry. If so, happy surprise, Holy Motors is definitely the art film for you – it's like watching paint blister. show more

  • 75
    Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald

    Holy Motors is wild and unfettered and playful - the work of an artist who carries his love of cinema in his bones, and knows how to share that affection with the audience. show more

  • March 03, 2013 joelcline
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    I didn\'t get it...but...It was still interesting...five stars :)

  • November 21, 2012 mikesmutt
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    what a wild ride to nowhere---not even worth a rental---utterly pointless

  • November 14, 2012 rayhaus
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    RAYHAUS An engrossing,wildly entertaining, melange of life that befuddles you at times but has more than one a-ha moment. Shallow in some areas but ultimitly deep and thought provoking!

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