• Released
  • October 17, 2012
  • (NY; 11/16 LA)
  • NR , 1 hr 56 min
  • Art House/Foreign
    Drama
Holy Motors Synopsis
A mysterious man (Denis Lavant) plays a number of roles as he rides around Paris in a limousine.
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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...
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100

Washington Post

By Ann Hornaday
An electrifying, confounding, what-the-hell-just-happened exercise in unbounded imagination, unapologetic theatricality, bravura acting and...
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100

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
An exhilarating puzzle, one of the grand cinematic eruptions of the year.
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90

NPR

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Holy Motors - exhilarating, mournful and always stunning to look at - makes no sense at all if you have your heart set on narrative...
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88

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Holy Motors, fueled by pure feeling, is a dream of a movie you want to get lost in. It's a thing of beauty.
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88

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
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...
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Here is a film that is exasperating, frustrating, anarchic and in a constant state of renewal. It's not tame. Some audience members are...
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80

The Hollywood Reporter

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Exhilarating, opaque, heartbreaking and completely bonkers – French auteur Leos Carax's so-called comeback film, Holy Motors, is a...
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75

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
The film has sprung from the mind of the Frenchman Leos Carax and ought to be seen to be believed, on the largest screen you can find, and...
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
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...
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A true art film

By requieminadream
I don't quite know what to make of it yet, but it's been swimming around my head for days. A love letter to the importance of cinema, an art film in the most abstract sense (which I typically hate),...

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By jasheshe
This movie has no redeeming value. It is a waste of time and money to go see...

Interesting, but not really in a good way...

By ItsMeSarah
I have seen this film and recommend NOT investing time your time, unless you enjoy having no idea what is going on in a foreign film with no clear plot and minimal dialog. This is a rentable film. I...

The weirdest dream I ever had.

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Rated NR
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says not for kids French drama is mature and strange, but also sad and lovely.
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