L'Atalante (1934) - Rotten Tomatoes

L'Atalante1934

L'Atalante (1934)

TOMATOMETER

AUDIENCE SCORE

Critic Consensus: As poetic as it is realistic, Jean Vigo's L'Atalante passionately deals with relevant themes through the story of two star-crossed lovers.

L'Atalante Photos

Movie Info

The story of a naive young woman who marries a barge captain; who slips away from his boat for the opportunity to explore Paris on her own.

Watch it now

Cast

Dita Parlo
as Juliette
Michel Simon
as Le père Jules
Louis Lefebvre
as Cabin Boy
Fanny Clar
as Juliette's Mother
Raphael Diligent
as Juliette's Father--a Bargeman
Maurice Gilles
as Barge Owner
Rene Bleck
as Best Man
Jacques Prevert
as Extra at Station
Pierre Prevert
as Extra at Station
View All

News & Interviews for L'Atalante

Critic Reviews for L'Atalante

All Critics (33) | Top Critics (12)

Although the film left me emotionally unmoved, I recognize its importance to a generation of future filmmakers.

May 29, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

"L'Atalante" is about how the world, in its wonder and cruelty, is both for and against lovers, often dizzyingly so.

October 4, 2018 | Full Review…

An exhibition in technical ingenuity and visual storytelling that was way ahead of its time.

January 20, 2012 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

L'Atalante manages to be more modern than anything being made today.

January 19, 2012 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

A major inspiration to subsequent generations of filmmakers, yet no one has ever succeeded in matching it.

July 24, 2007 | Full Review…

Originally released in 1934, Jean Vigo's first and only full-length feature is one of the cinema's greatest masterpieces.

June 24, 2006 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for L'Atalante

½

A young barge skipper brings his new wife to live on board the ship L'atalante with him; confined to the boat, she grows bored, leading to domestic tragedy. Simple and charming, with comic relief and memorable, poetic shots; a minor classic, though fans of sentimental romances will consider it a must see title in the genre.

Greg S
Greg S

Super Reviewer

Super cute early French film from Jean Vigo.

Ken Stachnik
Ken Stachnik

Super Reviewer

½

I barely remember this movie, I didn't see the whole thing, I'll have to watch it again sometime.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer

L'Atalante Quotes

There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.

News & Features