Delicatessen Synopsis
Underground Troglodins resist a black-market cannibal butcher somewhere in the future.
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Salon.com

I didn't need to understand every word to see what a beautiful film this was - each camera shot a carefully composed masterpiece that...
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100

TV Guide

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Delicatessen is an ingeniously funny film with a surprisingly sweet romance at its center.
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90

The Hollywood Reporter

The slapstick is classic-level stuff, the kind of domino-effect precision that is lost in most of today's clumsy farces.
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89

Austin Chronicle

By Marc Savlov
Set in some sort of post-apocalyptic Parisian deli o' the damned, this lunatic's take on the future of man is so delightfully warped that...
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88

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
What keeps the film going, and helps it keep its comic tone, is the constant threat of cataclysm - and the deadpan Buster Keaton charm of...
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88

Chicago Tribune

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Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Marc Caro's "Delicatessen" is an exuberantly wacky, perversely droll black comedy with an ample dose of gentle...
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80

Empire

This is still a delightfully original picture, poised perfectly between farce and horror.
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63

USA Today

By Mike Clark
co-directors Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Marc Caro know their craft; of the films here, only Othello has a more trenchant visual style. [30 Apr...
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50

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Jay Scott
Delicatessen is a carniverous sausage - lots of fat, a few meaty bits. [10 Apr 1992]
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
A smirky cleverness infects much of the picture, yet some scenes are so skillfully created that it's hard not to admire them, and Dominique...
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Rated R
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 15+ Dark comedy-fantasy about cannibalism isn't for kids.
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