"...A stylishly surreal comedy..."
"...The endless small observations and visual conjuring tricks keep it buoyant throughout..."
Sight and Sound
"...Its Guignol roominghouse is an undeniably entertaining place to visit..."
"...DELICATESSEN is a fearsomely intense movie that mixes moods with formidable assurance....It's loaded with horrific images and macabre jolts that keep resonating eerily in your mind's eye..."
Los Angeles Times
"...DELICATESSEN creates a rich visual landscape for its oddly compelling characters....Each scene seems to contain some visual surprise..."
"Filmed at odd angles and in tinted amber....[An] absurdist comedy..." -- Grade: B
"[The] picture has a fantastic look that is both eerie and surreal. The color palette tends to have tobacco overtones that enhance the post-apocalyptic setting."
3.5 stars out of 4 -- "It would seem impossible that a French comedy about cannibalism could be both funny and touchingly sweet, but that is the accomplishment of Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Marc Caro's DELICATESSEN."
5 stars out of 5 -- "It's a unique blend of physical gags, rhythmic sequences and surreal goings-on..."
4 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t's a mahogany-black fairytale of intricately wrought folly."Total Film