Jacques Tati, the choreographer of the charming, comical ballet that is Playtime, casts the endearingly clumsy Monsieur Hulot as the principal character wandering through modernist Paris. Amid the babble of English, French and German tourists, Hulot tries to reconcile the old-fashioned ways with the confusion of the encroaching age of technology.
I haven't seen this movie for several years. I gave it four stars because I remember that I didn't enjoy it quite as much as the first two M. Hulot movies.
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This review is for the Criterion Collection DVD edition of the film.
It is the 3rd film in a series of four. Read more
What a horrendous experiment in comedy...if you like Jerry Lewis, I guess you'll love this travesty of a film. If you are a film snob, you will love it. Read morePublished on June 7 2004
I have not had the opportunity to see this film and ,sadly, it is now OOP (Out Of Print) from Criterion and the gougers of OOP's are licking their chops... Read morePublished on May 7 2004
J'ai vu ce film de Tati pendant la periode des Fetes 2003
a la tele de Radio-Canada. Pour moi,Jacques Tati est un grand
maitre du cinema.Il a un style bien particulier. Read more
one of the first and finest of its genre, in which the decorum becomes a supporting character infusing life in this humorous and visual treat.Published on June 24 2003 by takezo
Nothing is what it really seems, it's much more absurd! And also humorous! This is a lovely film to watch and see and hear. Read morePublished on Oct. 9 2001 by hovercraft
In response to the comment ("tragic") below, I want to say that, when played back on the dvd drive on my pc, the movie doesn't seem to be cut off on the margin: the... Read morePublished on July 29 2001