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Ratings & Reviews

  1. FISCHER's rating of the film The Sea Horse

    Des animaux fascinants et de pertinentes prises de vue... www.cinefiches.com

  2. Odradek's rating of the film The Sea Horse

    What a strange, little creature the seahorse is. Beautifully filmed by Jean Painlevé.

  3. chazell's rating of the film The Sea Horse

  4. elisavegue's rating of the film The Sea Horse

  5. Tibulle85's rating of the film The Sea Horse

    Peut-être moins emballant que les premiers courts du réalisateur (le côté "documentaire en aquarium" est ici plus voyant que jamais), mais l'animal est (bien entendu) superbe et les commentaires "à l'ancienne", pleins de malice, parviennent encore à arracher des sourires aujourd'hui. 3.5/5

  6. louisguillaume's rating of the film The Sea Horse

  7. captainfez's rating of the film The Sea Horse

    Easily the cutest in this series, but man, I prefer 'em when they're not cut open.

  8. Apricot's rating of the film The Sea Horse

  9. madelon briet's rating of the film The Sea Horse

  10. Marco Bevilacqua's rating of the film The Sea Horse

    I can see, how in cinema, technology can work very well with the creativity skills of humans. The director uses all the technical solutions to create astonishing imagines. For him, technology is a tool. This can introduce us into our environment, and even to the origin of our existence. The birth of a sea horse is like the birth of all the living organisms. All in this short movie is perfect, cohesive and tasteful.

  11. BUSTER TIERNEY's rating of the film The Sea Horse

    Encore un émerveillement... Des choix musicaux qui débutent avec du médiéval pour ce personnage proche du chevalier, aux commentaires faisant sans cesse référence à des descriptions humaines... nous baignons dans un univers rendu étrange et familier... Comme si un panda finissait par apprécier Greed...

  12. Paul and Wade's rating of the film The Sea Horse

    'The Sea Horse' is perhaps the strongest of Painleveé's entire archive of science films. The remarkable cinematic details of the entire birthing process - from the female laying the eggs in the male's pouch to the male giving birth to the embryos over a period of hours is clearly and comprehensively set out in several remarkable sequences. Simply descriptive & unfettered with frivolous anthropomorphic commentary.

  13. Jessica Leborgne's rating of the film The Sea Horse

  14. fearraigh's rating of the film The Sea Horse

    Painlevé found his ultimate subject in the sea horse and this exceeds the wondrousness of his other films. I love the narration –– saying the sea horses have a pompous air, that they have a 'medieval aspect'. Simultaneously old and futuristic.

  15. Crina Cătălina's rating of the film The Sea Horse

    It was devilishly rewarding to see a male go through labor and childbirth, for a change. Jokes aside, this is a solid short documentary with an amazingly high level of anatomical detail that I wouldn't have expected from such an early work.

  16. Quattro's rating of the film The Sea Horse

    Interesting and passionate. The score was rather dull.

  17. RoRoRoro's rating of the film The Sea Horse

  18. Stefan Drees's rating of the film The Sea Horse

    One of Painlevé's most intriguing documentaries, containing a finde score by French composer Darius Milhaud.

  19. Ludovic72's rating of the film The Sea Horse

    Un compte-rendu superbement détaillé d'un animal hors-norme : poisson vertical à l'allure antique et majestueuse, aux modalités de reproduction étonnantes (joli partage des rôles du mâle et de la femelle !), le cheval marin a bien des atouts pour faire rêver. Jean Painlevé le suit avec tendresse et technicité, en nous offrant des images très précises et informatives. Il n'y manque que les couleurs...

  20. Stian Gledje Bekkvik's rating of the film The Sea Horse

  21. Bonnet Michel's rating of the film The Sea Horse

  22. HSBilly's rating of the film The Sea Horse

    oh those wonderful horses.......

  23. Erik Villasenor's rating of the film The Sea Horse

    a fantastic and visually stunning "avant garde" short film. Painleve is always great and this is probably my second favorite film from him.