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The Affair of the Necklace Reviews

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Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

Much of the dramatic juice and intrigue have been drained out of this old-fashioned costume drama, that in the hands of director Charles Shyer and actress Hilary Swank becomes stiff, stuffy, and banal affair.

Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com | Original Score: D-

December 1, 2005
Alan Dale
Blogcritics.org

Swank's honest mistake is in trying to be worthy of a project that's beneath her.

Full Review Source: Blogcritics.org

February 1, 2005
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

I felt as if I was at an Yves St. Laurent fashion show and the actors were modeling the latest in 18th-century fashions.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: C-

January 22, 2003
Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly
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Jeanne is no fun at all.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

October 2, 2002
Ted Murphy
Baseline.Hollywood.com

... takes a fascinating footnote and reduces it to a mediocre and fitfully entertaining film.

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5

August 5, 2002
Jason Clark
Matinee Magazine

A crass, often ridiculously misguided period drama that spells everything out in nice, big block letters so even a small child could comprehend it.

Full Review Source: Matinee Magazine | Original Score: D+

June 26, 2002
Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
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A cheap bauble of a flick.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 1.5/4

March 22, 2002
Lawrence Toppman
Charlotte Observer

The kind of movie made bearable only by uttering snide comments to a friend.

Full Review Source: Charlotte Observer

February 15, 2002
Eric Harrison
Houston Chronicle
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The film has a desperate, disjointed feel that suggests the filmmakers realized it wasn't working and kept trying, ineffectually, to fix it.

Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle | Original Score: C

February 8, 2002
Stephen Farber
Movieline

An impressive achievement on the part of the writer, John Sweet, as well as the director, Charles Shyer.

Full Review Source: Movieline

January 15, 2002

While director Charles Shyer ... may have succeeded in creating an appropriate environment for all this skulduggery, he does so at the expense of coherent storytelling and drama.

Full Review Source: BBC | Original Score: 2/5

January 10, 2002
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

The psychology is muddled, the badinage is bad and the acting is inadequate.

Full Review Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press

January 3, 2002

It is a pleasant, but forgettable film, worth seeing for the tale itself and for Baker's and Price's performances.

Full Review | Original Score: 3

December 30, 2001
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion

Watching it is rather like strolling through an overstuffed museum exhibit in the company of a dry-as-dust, long-winded guide constantly chattering into your ear.

Full Review Source: One Guy's Opinion | Original Score: D

December 28, 2001
F.L. Carr
PopMatters

Valois has the potential to be a great character -- a woman who refuses to stay in her socially prescribed feminine role, but Swank instead highlights her passive characteristics and domestic longings.

Full Review Source: PopMatters

December 28, 2001
Jay Carr
Boston Globe
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The entire film seems a series of disjointed pieces, a screenful of iron filings waiting in vain for the magnet that will line them up in a unified field.

December 26, 2001
Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
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Shyer's film denies us the double dip of vice and virtue. It's moralistic.

| Original Score: 2/4

December 25, 2001
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

A general air of petulance and decadence fails to give the piece much resonance.

Full Review Source: Deseret News, Salt Lake City

December 25, 2001
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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The storytelling is hopelessly compromised by the movie's decision to sympathize with Jeanne.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 2/4

December 25, 2001
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
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The result is a mess, but a fairly enjoyable one, with some gorgeous period detail.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times

December 25, 2001
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