La sirène du Mississipi 1969

Critics score:
87 / 100

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Janet Maslin, New York Times: It defies easy definition and blithely triumphs over what initially appears to be structural schizophrenia. It is the creation of a superior moviemaker who works eccentrically in the classical tradition. Read more

Ty Burr, Boston Globe: Mississippi is a film noir shot in dazzling color, a Hitchcock movie with the soul of a Jean Renoir drama. Read more

Richard Brody, New Yorker: The redemptive power of love is joined with a stifled guffaw of irony. Read more

Edward Guthmann, San Francisco Chronicle: A romantic humanist with an infectious love for cinema, Truffaut introduced an effervescence, wit and a gift for brisk storytelling that's still unmatched. Read more

David Fear, Time Out: Try to view this tale of a siren's song as something chewier than a cover version of Hitch's greatest hits, and what's left is a facile take on l'amour fou. Read more

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Melissa Anderson, Village Voice: Truffaut's frequently overlooked eighth feature isn't kid stuff. Read more

Amy Taubin, Village Voice: One of the director's weakest films. Read more