My rate: 55% - Interesting concept of morality tales of a dystopian world with distinct atmosphere. It was interesting initially but then the experience got dreary to the end. I adored the visual style but I didn't like the way the story was brought out. But I guess this film's surrealistic imagination is the one that brings.
Miles better than any of Jeunet's other work. A tender little love story wrapped into a bleakly funny, imaginative post-apocalyptic world. Amélie's color-vomiting is traded for a nice sepia hue, and there's little-to-no style-for-style's-sake madness.
While DELICATESSEN is a real atmospheric and visual pleasure that has a truly original vision, the story itself wasn't very compelling or funny to me. It's the work of truly talented filmmakers, I just wish the story was something I could get behind.
Were the idle afternoon viewing of two eight-year-old boys named Tim Burton and Wes Anderson The Tenant, a dozen expressionist films, some Terry Gilliam, Noah's Arc, and The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover, this is probably the movie their prepubescent imaginations would reconstitute.