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Avenue Montaigne (Fauteuils d'orchestre) (Orchestra Seats) Reviews

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Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star

You know where to find "Avenue Montaigne." It's in Paris, near the intersection of Sappy Circle and Derivative Drive.

Full Review Source: Arizona Daily Star | Original Score: 2.5/4

April 25, 2007
Anton Bitel

a frothy confection that, much like its characters, often seems at odds with its own ambitions.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 3/5

July 2, 2007
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine

A breezy but inconsequential dramedy.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 2/4

January 13, 2007
Elisabeth Vincentelli
Time Out New York
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Love is in the air, obviously, and so is the smell of mothballs. Fans of Diane Johnson's books (Le Divorce) may fetishize the Paris depicted in Avenue Montaigne, but at times it feels like a diorama of bourgeois natives.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 3/6

February 17, 2007
Edward Porter
Sunday Times (UK)

Without any change to its essential cosiness, it could surely have been more surprising in its emotional scenes and funnier in its comic ones.

Full Review Source: Sunday Times (UK) | Original Score: 2/5

February 26, 2007
Jon Frosch
The Stranger (Seattle, WA)

If you think about it, you'll realize how flimsy-and even lazy-it is; if not, you'll likely give in to its airy charms.

Full Review Source: The Stranger (Seattle, WA)

September 12, 2010
Dennis Schwartz
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Filled with sentimentality, pretensions, unfulfilled ambitions and a host of dull characters faced with life threatening problems that verge on the ludicrous.

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

December 7, 2007
Ty Burr
Boston Globe
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Aside from pretty people behaving cutely, though, there's just not much here, and even devoted Francophiles may nod into their cafe crčmes.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 2/4

March 2, 2007
Gary Goldstein

The actual Avenue Montaigne may deserve a visit, but the movie celebrating its artsy glamour isn't quite worth leaving home for.

| Original Score: 2.5/4

February 16, 2007
Ron Wilkinson
Monsters and Critics

Visually sumptuous but flat of plot, eccentric characters can't redeem this mildly funny romantic comedy from the hum-drum.

| Original Score: 6/10

February 15, 2007
Jeanne Kaplan
Kaplan vs. Kaplan

Paris looks stunning in the film, but even the City of Lights can only do so much for a poorly-written script. C'est dommage.

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March 20, 2007
David Kaplan
Kaplan vs. Kaplan

The ultra-thin characterizations do not lend themselves to audience empathy.

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March 20, 2007
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph

It's as silky, chic and instantly forgettable as a perfume advert.

Full Review Source: Daily Telegraph

February 23, 2007
Jason Ferguson
Orlando Weekly

Director Daničle Thompson tries vainly to make a larger point, but the thin effervescence of the film bubbles away any such attempts.

Full Review Source: Orlando Weekly | Original Score: 2.5/5

April 19, 2007
Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total

Una comedia simpática y pintoresca, si bien peca de algo de ingenuidad, cierta superficialidad dramática y una indefinición de tono que le quitan interés y credibilidad.

Full Review Source: Uruguay Total | Original Score: 2/5

August 22, 2007
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

Something like 'Love Actually,' in Gallic.

| Original Score: 2/4

May 4, 2007
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

There are French movies that are clearly made with a French audience in mind, and there are other French movies that have a non-French audience in mind. Daniele Thompson's "Avenue Montaigne" seems to be aimed at a third, highly-specialized audience; peopl

Full Review Source: Capital Times (Madison, WI) | Original Score: 2/4

May 25, 2007
Tom Dawson
Total Film

A predictable piece of middlebrow nostalgia - akin to a French Love Actually - in which all the characters' emotional predicaments and professional problems are miraculously resolved.

Full Review Source: Total Film | Original Score: 2/5

February 22, 2007
V.A. Musetto
New York Post
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The characters are generic in a tres French way, and the predestined happy ending reeks of Hollywood sentimentality.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 1.5/4

February 16, 2007
Peter Bradshaw

A very dated and strained sort of gaiety.

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

February 23, 2007
Bob Mondello
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Lisa Nesselson
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Irish Times

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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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