Le Divorce Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 25, 2010
Not a frothy romantic comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
Naomi Watts steals the movie.
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
September 24, 2007
The movie is least successful when it tips from semi-serious to too-serious.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Derek Smith
Apollo Guide
January 20, 2005
Its annoying need to be witty, profound, funny, and charming at all times makes what could have been a smart comedy a tiresome exercise in pleasing its audience.
Full Review | Original Score: 66/100
Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer
December 6, 2004
At the end when we should be thinking about love and lessons of maturity, we are left with Isabel shrugging off her latest mistake and charging headlong into who-knows-what.
| Original Score: C
Judith Egerton
Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)
June 23, 2004
Le Divorce is tres mediocre.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal
June 4, 2004
It's difficult to find a character to connect with.
| Original Score: C+
Oz
eFilmCritic.com
March 3, 2004
I saw this AFTER I watched Gigli, and it's STILL the worst film I've seen in the last twelve months.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
February 22, 2004
...the ending does nothing to dispel the feeling that one has just wasted 117 minutes of one's life on empty gestures.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
January 2, 2004
[E]ven fans of the filmmakers will be hardpressed to consider this one of their great ones.
| Original Score: 3/5
Greg Muskewitz
eFilmCritic.com
December 31, 2003
...[T]here is such an availability for space in which to work...dramatic or comedic, that Ivory leaves the living room floor open...without ever actually filling it.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
November 11, 2003
Emerges as one of those concoctions in which the ingredients prove tastier than the finished dish.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Anton Bitel
Movie Gazette
October 28, 2003
A polished, if inconsequential, piece of film-making, and a welcome antidote to less subtle portrayals of Franco-American relations.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Mark Adnum
FILMINK (Australia)
October 26, 2003
too many undeveloped plot strands and a dozen too many famous faces, who keep popping up and then disappearing like some kind of star-studded carousel.
David Foucher
EDGE Boston
October 7, 2003
Helmed by a modern auteur and featuring a stellar case, "Le Divorce" could have been a good film... but ironically it fell prey to lack of direction.
Full Review | Original Score: C
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online
September 25, 2003
While Le Divorce does not attain the excellence of [previous Merchant/Ivory films'] interpersonal relationships, it certainly features an intelligent story complemented by fine work by a dizzying array of gifted actors...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
September 14, 2003
Le Divorce has more subplots than a casino has slot machines. That's the problem. This is not a bad movie; it's an overstuffed movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
September 13, 2003
Sets a gentle and conciliatory mood that takes a lot of the starch out of the love-hate relationship between France and America.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Steven Snyder
Zertinet Movies
September 10, 2003
Oh sure, on paper, this all looks glamorous and tempting. But in reality, it is tiring and surprisingly boring.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Mark Sells
CineScene.com
September 9, 2003
A scrumptious little film that has good intentions despite a general lack of direction.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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