• Released
  • October 21, 2011
  • (Limited 10/21)
  • 1 hr 43 min
  • Art House/Foreign
    Comedy
Le Havre Synopsis
A shoeshiner tries to save a refugee.
Read Full Synopsis

Movie Reviews

Critic Ratings

82
SEE ALL CRITIC REVIEWS
100

Washington Post

By Ann Hornaday
Le Havre is a playful parable that conveys profound truths about compassion, humility and sacrifice. It offers proof that miracles do...
Full Review
100

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Liam Lacey
Le Havre, offers the director's usual humour, pitch-perfect acting and compassionate message, with a Gallic twist that should win new...
Full Review
100

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
The setting is somewhere between a post-WWII Brigadoon and the environs of Marcel Carn classic "Children of Paradise," but the story is as...
Full Review
100

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
This movie is as lovable as a silent comedy, which it could have been.
Full Review
90

Movieline

By Stephanie Zacharek
Le Havre proceeds from the usual Kaurismäkian premise: Things are only going to get worse, so why not just go with it?
Full Review
88

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
The achievement of this movie is that Kaurismäki manages the seemingly impossible task of making a farce about farces. In other words, this...
Full Review
88

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
Does Kaurismaki believe in his own fairy tale? The movie, a humble delight, suggests the answer is yes.
Full Review
80

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Le Havre stands on its own fragile but considerable merits.
Full Review
75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Kaurismäki stalwart Kati Outinen, as the old man's silent and ailing wife, is the key to the movie, even though she appears only...
Full Review
60

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
No one looks at the world quite like Kaurismäki, and his deadpan sentimentality is worth discovery. This is a good place to start.
Full Review

Sounds like SoCal to me

By Jake_Gittes
I don't want to spoil anything, but I've got to quibble with the descriptions that say "Marcel stands up to officials...." Yes, "Le Harve" tells a story like "The Visitor" or "Frozen River" in which...

By jayvray
...