Over the course of a single day, Monsieur Oscar travels by limousine around Paris to a series of nine “appointments,” transforming into new characters or incarnations at each stop. Melding monster movie, film noir, romantic drama, musical, crime thriller, anime, Léos Carax’s mirthful, mind-bending masterwork is a ravishing fever dream of becoming, unraveling and starting all over again. All-star cast includes Denis Lavant, Eva Mendes, Kylie Minogue, and Édith Scob.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 139
- Fresh: 126
- Rotten: 13
- Average Rating: 8.2/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: [A] crazy-beautiful reverie about movies, love, the love of movies, and the inevitability of human melancholy by the perpetually mysterious French filmmaker Leos Carax.
Fresh: It's an exhilarating trip of movie madness and sadness.
Fresh: In "Holy Motors" Carax insists on our other selves. His daylong ride is a wary celebration, a joyful dirge that's served up in concentrated form by a roving band of accordion players. It's all in a day's work.
Fresh: 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 fearless performer.
Denis Lavant delivers the WIDEST range of acting in this movie. How isn't he credited on iTunes ? Highly recommend .
pretentious crap on a platter
I’m all for outside-the-box art, but this just took itself too seriously and struck me as self-congratulatory pretentiousness. I was intrigued until about halfway through.
A bit strange but somewhat entertaining
The film in and of itself is a bit difficult to follow. The scenes do not transition well because the plot is very disorganized. However, it is mildly entertaining. The cast performances are superb and I liked Kylie Minogue's cameo. The movie could have been better if it were written differently and had more action as opposed to just dialogue. I wish it played with the themes a little bit more instead of leaving it to interpretation. It's worth watching if you are in the mood for a different type of film.