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Deerskin (2020)

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Critic Consensus: Led by a daring performance from Jean Dujardin, Deerskin finds writer-director Quentin Dupieux working in a more accessible -- yet still distinctive -- vein.

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In this black comedy of middle-aged masculinity gone awry, Academy Award winner Jean Dujardin (The Artist) is a recent divorcee who becomes obsessed with a vintage fringed deerskin jacket that begins to exert an uncanny hold on him. Set in a sleepy French alpine village, he falls into the guise of an independent filmmaker and befriends a trusting bartender and aspiring editor (Adèle Haenel, Portrait of a Lady on Fire) who becomes his collaborator on a movie that will document a surprising new goal he sets himself.

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Despite playing an odd, mad villain, Dujardin (best known for his Oscar-winning performance in "The Artist") remains dangerously charming.

May 1, 2020 | Full Review…

Georges' descent into madness is never as immediately compelling as it is theoretically clever.

May 1, 2020 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Quentin Dupieux's glum absurdist fable gives absurdism a bad name. It's a facile notion inflated to feature proportions.

April 30, 2020 | Full Review…

We learn very few specific details about this somewhat monotonous guy, and yet that vagueness makes him and his quest more relatable.

April 30, 2020 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Brisk, brief, and blissfully strange, "Deerskin" could only have come from the possibly alien brain of France's Quentin Dupieux.

April 30, 2020 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
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For a long while, "Deerskin" idles affably in first gear, but its guilelessness is a ruse.

April 30, 2020 | Full Review…

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