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      All Out

      2016 1h 50m Biography Drama List
      100% Tomatometer 23 Reviews 67% Audience Score 100+ Ratings The life and career of the clown Chocolate, the first black circus artist in France. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Sandra Hall Sydney Morning Herald Zem's spirited evocation of Paris bohemia, fin-de-siecle style, has turned the film into a box-office hit in France, as well as exciting debate about race relations. Rated: 3.5/5 Jul 13, 2017 Full Review David Stratton The Australian Visually handsome and for the most part thoroughly entertaining. Rated: 4/5 Jun 30, 2017 Full Review Paul Byrnes Sydney Morning Herald If it's not much good as biography, the film is huge fun as a political comedy about race and entertainment. Rated: 4/5 Jun 29, 2017 Full Review Kate Rodger Newshub (NZ) The clown acts themselves are of their time but feel fresh, kinetic and organic, delivered with energy and joie de vivre, a reminder of the beauty in the art of clowning around. Rated: 3/5 Sep 14, 2019 Full Review Pablo O. Scholz Clarín Monsieur Chocolat is a chronicle of overcoming, but also of vileness... [Full review in Spanish] Jan 23, 2018 Full Review Matthew Toomey ABC Radio (Australia) Omar Sy and James Thierrée deliver fine performances that highlight the strengths and flaws of their respective characters. Rated: B+ Jul 30, 2017 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member very interesting movie cool drama and plot the music is top notch also made a selection of similar films, you can watch and pick something for your evening viewing Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/24/23 Full Review Audience Member It's not unusual that the critics in Rotten Tomatoes are more positive to a film than the audience, but a difference at this point from 100% to only 65 is absurd, and might be due to understanding the main character in Monsieur Chocolate, which is the original title. Why 'All Out' is chosen as title in English is also a bit of a mystery, as it says little or nothing about the plot, an emotionally dramatic dive into the rise and fall of the remarkable artist Rafael Padilla, better known as the clown Chocolate. As one of the first truly successful black artists in French circus, he revolutionized the clown duo act together with his partner Foottit. Padilla however, used his clown character to fight stereotypes and prejudice. He even tried to play Othello as a serious actor, the first ever black, which was unheard of. The artist Padilla found himself struggling to be considered more than just a clown in an age when racist views were in a turmoil, nevertheless with values sadly still existing today. The larger cultural battle is brilliantly presented in this film, the scenography and cinematography is overwhelming, the acting great, and main role actor Omar Sy is formidable. As for Rotten Tomatoes reviews, I absolutely agree with the professional critics. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member Well, to speak about the plot, I'd say it's kind of compelling story with good moral sence and real life in it. I like the actors and their behaviour, as actors, not as characters, because it's hard to say you like seeing sad comedy where one person humiliates the other and drown himself in the same swamp. They both are very complicated inside and simplified in the movie where I couldn't find the answers on many questions. Why didn't white clown waste his money? If he saved if, what the purpose was? There is no thing about his sexual orientation but they have raised the question and left it with no explanation. We have nothing about personality development and after all I felt very unsatisfied. I saw the story of a man, who succeeded and found the family but also I saw a sorrow of a person who dead forgotten. I believe it's a good film after all to see how people used to survive and what does it mean to be a clown. The other side. But to tell the truth I wouldn't consider it as my favourite and wouldn't rewatch it to find something deep. There is, but no answers. Putty. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/22/23 Full Review Audience Member This is a solid biography of Chocolat, the first black circus clown. The film is a bit too long, but it's interesting enough to hold my attention. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/14/23 Full Review Audience Member I would love to see this movie. It looks really good from the trailer, etc. However, I am unable to find it in the US for streaming and the only DVDs and Blue-Ray copies available are not for US/Canada Region 1 players. I live in hope that it will become available here too. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/05/23 Full Review Audience Member Somewhat traditional biopic of an unconventional figure. Reasonable, but ultimately forgettable. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/25/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Movie Info

      Synopsis The life and career of the clown Chocolate, the first black circus artist in France.
      Roschdy Zem
      Éric Altmayer, Nicolas Altmayer
      Cyril Gely
      Production Co
      M6 Films, Mandarin Cinéma, Korokoro, Gaumont
      Biography, Drama
      Original Language
      French (France)
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Oct 1, 2018
      1h 50m
      Aspect Ratio
      Digital 2.39:1
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