For a better experience on MUBI, update your browser.

Ratings & Reviews

  1. jessetaylor's rating of the film Flight of the Red Balloon

    What a special film this is. As Hou Hsao-hsien's first non-Asian film, it still packs in the incredible cinematic references to classic cinema of the past - most obviously Albert Lamorisse's 1956 short The Red Balloon. Hsao-hsien is a master of homage as he has celebrated film and demonstrated his love and knowledge of the medium in his other work such as Café Lumière and even Taipei Story in which he acted.

  2. Stephane Tanaka's rating of the film Flight of the Red Balloon

    Pas compris l'projet. Ennui total

  3. Olivier Mouchel's rating of the film Flight of the Red Balloon

    Joli film de Hou Hsiao Hsien, auquel j'en ai préféré d'autres, mais qui m'a donné envie de découvrir "Le ballon rouge".

  4. EyesRus's rating of the film Flight of the Red Balloon

    Un joli film hommage au Ballon Rouge de Lamorisse, un peu longuet par moments mais toujours plaisant

  5. cabecassis's rating of the film Flight of the Red Balloon

    HHH guide touristique, perdu lui même entre exotisme et marionnettes, sans aucune des qualité qui fait son cinéma habituellement. HHH fatigué et ennuyeux nous une fresque des intermittents parisiens, entre douleur et douceur de vivre supposée.. mortel

  6. Clarisse Lemaitre's rating of the film Flight of the Red Balloon

    Le ballon rouge, vu comme le spectateur s'intéressant à une tranche de vie, nous emmène voir ce triptyque touchant et contrastant. La force tranquille de Song, mêlée à l'innocence et la vérité de Simon et la névrose de Susanne, font ressortir une grande pudeur et tolérance à l'égard du monde humain. De beaux instants, une caméra humble, un jeu naturel, ce voyage mérite grandement d'être vécu !

  7. Olivier Serafinowicz's rating of the film Flight of the Red Balloon

    1.5. Le ballon rouge en tant qu' "elephant in the room"? Bel hommage, de beaux moments, mais fallait-il faire du Ballon Rouge un long métrage? C'était quoi la commande d'Orsay? Binoche peu convaincante ou mal dirigée?

  8. Bonnet Michel's rating of the film Flight of the Red Balloon

    le ballon rouge de LAMORISSE est beaucoup plus poétique !.....

  9. Ludovic72's rating of the film Flight of the Red Balloon

    La mise en scène de HHH - avec des plans qui s'installent dans un lieu et prennent tout leur temps - donne une atmosphère poétique et nonchalante à n'importe quelle situation, même triviale. Un film / hommage assez déroutant, subtilement hypnotique.

  10. Lorna Singh's rating of the film Flight of the Red Balloon

    Not one of those slow movies where the characters still hold your interest.

  11. Lynch/Fellini's rating of the film Flight of the Red Balloon

    Hou Hsiao-Hsien's film is as meditative as it is intelligent and is a great homage to The Red Balloon!

  12. Karina Castro's rating of the film Flight of the Red Balloon

    Each of them in their own (Marc, Suzanne, Song, balloon) : that's our society, isolated, navel-gazing…

  13. ASHES IN THE HOURGLASS's rating of the film Flight of the Red Balloon

    There seems to be 3 films in here: The sequel to the red balloon, the story of a single mother and the story of an outsider in a new society. HHH's style works great with the last two and gives Juliette Binoche some great moments (the scene in the car when she's on the phone was breathtakingly acted). However, it doesn't quite fit the fantasy element that made the short film as wonderful. Still, 2 out of 3 ain't bad.

  14. mohammad tehrani's rating of the film Flight of the Red Balloon

    John Keats says: "A thing of beauty is a joy for ever: Its loveliness increases; it will never Pass into nothingness."the red balloon can be a thing of beauty twisting the imagination of those people who are keen to perceive this beauty, to cease a moment to be redeemed of the agonies of everyday life.Juxtaposition of this object of beauty along with the monotonous life is pictured in this movie utterly beautifully.

  15. Jorge's rating of the film Flight of the Red Balloon

    Watched this a while ago and didnt rate it. I can barely remember the movie but I do remember I found Juliette marvellous as always.

  16. Mihai Cristea's rating of the film Flight of the Red Balloon

  17. Lauren's rating of the film Flight of the Red Balloon

    maybe it's because i had a migrane, but the color grading wasn't working for me. beautiful nonetheless.

  18. hella dumb and felling bad's rating of the film Flight of the Red Balloon

    The Red Balloon >>>>>>>>>>>>> Flight......

  19. hiab's rating of the film Flight of the Red Balloon

    This film will be played at Chula University on 6 FEB 09 ,free admission.

  20. Minhsu Wang's rating of the film Flight of the Red Balloon

    I'm surprised to hear Juliette Binoche actually agreed to work with HHH before the production. You can see HHH's relationship with the Taiwanese puppet theatre. And casted the master of puppet theatre in many of his previous film. Go check it out, it's worth your time.

  21. lazycalm's rating of the film Flight of the Red Balloon

    I want to view the world like Simon does :). Great soundtrack btw...

  22. vordven's rating of the film Flight of the Red Balloon

  23. William Low's rating of the film Flight of the Red Balloon

    A simple yet absorbing movie that left me impressed and meander in my own personal interpretation.

  24. Manjeet S. Gill's rating of the film Flight of the Red Balloon

    Great film. Superb use of long shots.

← Previous 1