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Mandibles (Mandibules) (2020)



Critic Consensus: Mandibles finds writer-director Quentin Dupieux off on another thoroughly original flight of fancy that will captivate like-minded audiences while baffling others.

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When simple-minded friends Jean-Gab and Manu find a giant fly trapped in the boot of a car, they decide to train it in the hope of making a ton of cash.

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Critic Reviews for Mandibles (Mandibules)

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As a portrait of friendship, viewed through the compound eye of a mutant insect, it is multidimensional and rather moving.

September 18, 2021 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Dupiex is on sublime form for this kooky road movie...

September 17, 2021 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

What works so well in Mandibles is how it's set up as a basic heist movie, using very familiar elements, so familiar they're almost tired cliches, before going completely off the rails into random demented territory.

July 23, 2021 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Maybe this picture is just a string of wacky ideas, with no deeper meaning. But for those who take the ride, it's an hour and 17 minutes they're unlikely to forget.

July 23, 2021 | Full Review…

"Mandibles" is short, odd and original, a weird comedy for people who like weird funny things, and it further establishes Dupieux as an ingenious and unique artist.

July 22, 2021 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

Every frame encourages letting one's guard down, just so the story can roll into a ball of sloppy chaos and make an appropriately goofy mess.

July 22, 2021 | Full Review…
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