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Director: Jacques Tati
Genre: Comedy
Release Date: December 16, 1967
MPAA Rating: Unrated
2 reviews about Playtime
review by . August 06, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
**** out of ****     Brilliant is the only word that can truly describe one of the only films I've ever seen to lack the ability to be labeled with a genre. Jacques Tati's "Playtime", his third Mr. Hulot feature, is not within a genre. It mixes comedy with drama with sheer individuality. It is a film about conformism that refuses to conform, and for that, I admire its freakish charm.    However, the film is something much, much more. Like "Mon Oncle" and "Mr. …
review by . July 10, 2011
Whether it's a masterpiece or a failure or both, Playtime remains an essential Tati movie
Why was Playtime a failure, sending Jacques Tati into bankruptcy and eventually costing him control over his life's work of films? His previous film, My Uncle, had been a commercial and artistic success. M. Hulot's Holiday and Jour de Fete had gained Tati world-wide recognition and respect. He was recognized as one of the few authentic geniuses of film.       Watch Playtime and I think you'll find the answer. Tati in his earlier films placed Hulot in situations …
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