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The Umbrellas of Cherbourg Review

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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 5.0
    86

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Universal acclaim
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 70

    out of 100

    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 original release]

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  • 70

    out of 100

    Village Voice Jessica Winter

    The wonderful-terrible dervish of Umbrellas reaches peak abandon, worthy of Vincente Minnelli, when Geneviève sobs out a plaint for Guy as a carnival whirls outside the shop.

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  • 88

    out of 100

    ReelViews James Berardinelli

    Although most movies favor passion and true love, The Umbrellas of Cherbourg shows that another less demanding, more subtle kind of love has its own appeal.

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  • 88

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    A surprisingly effective film, touching and knowing and, like Deneuve, ageless.

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  • 90

    out of 100

    Los Angeles Times 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 it has audiences over the past four decades.

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