Overall Rank: 1035
Average Rating: 3.1/4
# of Ratings: 31
Theatrical Release Date: 10/17/2012
Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 02/26/2013
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: Leos Carax
Actors: Denis Lavant, Edith Scob, Eva Mendes, Kylie Minogue, Elise Lhomeau, Michel Piccoli
Plot: A man is driven through the streets of Paris where he takes on various roles: a family man, a wealthy industrialist, a murderer, a victim, a pauper - as he interacts with the people around him in this surreal odyssey. -- Chris Kavan
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Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 07/03/2019
Gloriously bizarre, "Holy Motors" chronicles a series of surreal, episodic stories all featuring a wonderful performance by Denis Lavant.
Chris Kavan - wrote on 04/28/2013
It's not too often that I'm left dumbfounded by a film but Holy Motors is, well, bizarre may not be a strong enough word. It's kind of completely off the rails - as Leos Carax gives us one man (Denis Lavant) playing many different roles - including the absolute insane Merde character he portrayed in Tokyo! (this time he gets to hang out with Eva Mendes). Also, there is an impromptu accordion interlude and a musical number that comes out of nowhere. I don't know if there are layers, theme or purposes going one here, but for Lavant's performance alone it is worth checking out. This movie is strange to the max, however, and will not be everyone's cup of tea.
MikePA - wrote on 12/30/2012
To me personally, Holy Motors is a film that is easier to admire than to enjoy. Many people will like it, many will dislike it. Writer/director Leos Carax takes you on an oddly intriguing journey through the bizarre, as a man (performed beautifully by Denis Lavant) is acting as different people in different lives. I respectfully disagree with those who hail it as being some sort of masterwork, but the film is strange, gorgeous, majestic, and wonderfully original. Some of it I found to be forced, pretentious, and full of itself, while some of it I really liked. Did I admire the film for its craft? Yes. Did I actually enjoy it? Well, marginally. It's worth watching if you're into this type of weird cinema. 2.5/4
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