Holy Motors

Holy Motors

Holy Motors

Surreal dream-like drama following Denis Levant’s character (sometimes called Alex, sometimes Monsieur Oscar) through a few hours and a number of lives as he travels to various appointments, each time transforming himself with disguises in a dressing room within his limousine. Holy Motors was one of the most talked-about films of the Cannes Film Festival 2012, drawing comparisons to the films of David Lynch (Mulholland Drive) and Gaspar Noé (Enter the Void).

2012Rating: MA15+115 minsFranceEnglish and French with English subtitles
DramaFantasyScience FictionWorld Cinema

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Holy Motors / Reviews

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Exhilarating, opaque, heartbreaking and completely bonkers...

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Variety

Variety

Only dream logic - give or take pure cinema - can begin to explain the wacky beauty of what goes on here.

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Little White Lies

Little White Lies

Bold, romantic and hilarious experimentation at its absolute finest.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

It is wayward, kaleidoscopic, black comic and bizarre; there is in it a batsqueak of genius, dishevelment and derangement; it is captivating and compelling.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

Here is a film that is exasperating, frustrating, anarchic and in a constant state of renewal. It's not tame.

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The Globe and Mail

The Globe and Mail

Surreal and often disturbing and sometimes poignant and always mesmerising.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

A dream of the movies that looks like a movie of dreams.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

(A) visionary, jaw-dropping spectacle.

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

Holy Motors, fueled by pure feeling, is a dream of a movie you want to get lost in.

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Salon

Salon

It's the coolest and strangest movie of the year...

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The New Yorker

The New Yorker

Despite or perhaps because of the passage of time, Carax has made a film of an extraordinarily youthful vigour.

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IGN

IGN

Obtuse and preposterous, but never less than riveting.

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San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

Cinema is easy, life is mysterious. Perhaps that's Carax's message. Whatever it it is, he has our attention.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

A wary celebration, a joyful dirge that's served up in concentrated form by a roving band of accordion players.

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Time Out

Time Out

This wilfully delirious concoction feels like a guided tour of a cinematic museum that exists only inside Carax’s cranium...

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Collider

Collider

Great art is a celebration of the artist and the audience, and shows how the two intertwine into something ineffable yet truly sublime. Holy Motors is great art.

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