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Le Havre
7.0 out of 10

Le Havre

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Overall 9
9.0
Actors overall 9
9.0
Audio 9
9.0
Extras 9
8.5

Le Havre (Blu-ray) Criterion Collection

DVD Verdict
20 August 2012
  • Summary: Judge Clark Douglas wants to be Little Bob when he grows up.
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Overall 8
8.0

Le Havre

High-Def Digest
8 August 2012
  • Conclusion: I couldn't help but smile when 'Le Havre' was over. It was a pleasure to watch and a pleasure to think about afterward. Far too few movies fall into a category like that. In a world filled with pessimism and snark, it's great to see a little movie like this that shines a spotlight on the...
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Overall 6
6.4

Le Havre

AV Club
20 October 2011
  • Excerpt: Finnish director Aki Kaurismäki has largely been making variations on the same movie for more than three decades. (With some exceptions: most notably, 1990’s The Match Factory Girl , an utterly chilling, Medea-like story of revenge, and not coincidentally, one of his strongest effects by far.
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Review: ‘Le Havre’

Variety
17 May 2011
  • Summary: It feels like a family reunion with some of Aki Kaurismaki's favorite Gallic and Finnish thesps, joined by a few newbies in 'Le Havre.'
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Overall 8
8.0

Le Havre

totalfilm.com
30 July 2012
  • Summary: An African boy arrives in Le Havre and an ageing shoe-shiner takes pity on him.
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Overall 6
6.0

Le Havre

Empire Online
4 July 2012
  • Conclusion: It may not be up there with his very best, but Aki Kaurismäki offers a reminder that he's a still one of the freshest voices in cinema.
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Overall 10
10

Le Havre

Flicks
8 June 2012
  • Summary: Aki Kaurismäki is one of Finland’s finest writer / directors – a master of the absurd with films like Leningrad Cowboys Go America (1989); Hamlet Goes Business (1987) and Drifting Clouds (1996).
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Overall 7
7.0

Expert Review

FILMDUDE
29 March 2012
  • Excerpt: The simplicity of this movie is material to why it will be enjoyed. It is warm hearted and unpretentious. Layers of difficult socio-political issues are pared back to create a story that humanises the plight of immigrants without visas.
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Overall 8
8.0

Le Havre

totalfilm.com
26 March 2012
  • Summary: An African boy arrives in Le Havre and an ageing shoe-shiner takes pity on him.
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Overall 5
5.0

Le Havre

gamereactor.fi
25 May 2012
  • Conclusion: Minulla ei ole pienintäkään aavistusta, miksi Le Havren kaltainen leffa on tehty. Raina kertoo kyllä oman tarinansa, mutta sanoma tuntuu olevan yhtä erikoinen kuin kaupassa käyminen tai laskujen maksaminen.
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