Inspector Bellamy The final film written and directed by the late French New Wave legend Claude Chabrol, Inspector Bellamy has adultery, murder, and an alternating current of… Inspector Bellamy The final film written and directed by the late French New Wave legend Claude Chabrol, Inspector Bellamy has adultery, murder, and an alternating current of… 2010-10-29 Unrated PT106M Foreign Language Mystery and Thriller Gerard Depardieu
Movie Review

Inspector Bellamy (2010)

MPAA Rating: Unrated
Gerard Depardieu | MAN AND WIFE Marie Bunel and Gerard Depardieu in Inspector Bellamy
Image credit: Moune Jamet
MAN AND WIFE Marie Bunel and Gerard Depardieu in Inspector Bellamy
EW's GRADE
B-

Details Limited Release: Oct 29, 2010; Rated: Unrated; Length: 106 Minutes; Genres: Foreign Language, Mystery and Thriller; With: Gerard Depardieu

The final film written and directed by the late French New Wave legend Claude Chabrol, Inspector Bellamy has adultery, murder, and an alternating current of domestic tranquillity and unease. The movie's setup, however, is better than its follow-through. Gérard Depardieu, beefy and tender, is the happily married titular detective who, while on holiday, attempts to solve a homicide case vaguely paralleled by the arrival of his troubled, alcoholic brother. Depardieu and Marie Bunel (as Bellamy's wife) have a terrific interplay, but Chabrol's sharp direction can't quite rescue his fuzzy script. (Available on cable via on demand) B-

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Originally posted Nov 10, 2010 Published in issue #1129 Nov 19, 2010 Order article reprints
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