The Umbrellas of Cherbourg Synopsis
A pregnant French girl (Catherine Deneuve) must choose between two men.
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Chicago Reader

By Jonathan Rosenbaum
A heartfelt, passionate, tragic musical suite made up of these formulas, which the film both celebrates and wryly examines to discover...
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90

Washington Post

By Desson Thomson
Demy, his cinematographer Jean Rabier and production designer Bernard Evein created an operatic masterpiece of romanticism, which makes a...
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90

Washington Post

By Hal Hinson
A glorious romantic confection unlike any other in movie history.
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90

Los Angeles Times

By Kevin Thomas
The Umbrellas of Cherbourg has stood the test of time as beautifully as Deneuve and seems likely to enchant future generations as fully as...
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
A surprisingly effective film, touching and knowing and, like Deneuve, ageless.
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88

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
Although most movies favor passion and true love, The Umbrellas of Cherbourg shows that another less demanding, more subtle kind of love...
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70

TV Guide

By inflating the life of a common shop girl into a musical spectacle, Demy succeeds in turning a tedious existence into a fantasy, yet he...
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70

Village Voice

By Jessica Winter
The wonderful-terrible dervish of Umbrellas reaches peak abandon, worthy of Vincente Minnelli, when Geneviève sobs out a plaint for...
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70

Variety

It takes nerve to make a pic in which all dialog is sung. Also, there is no dancing and this is not a filmed operetta or opera. [review of...
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