Beautiful Lies (Full Treatment)(De vrais mensonges) Reviews

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Matthew Toomey
ABC Radio Brisbane
July 15, 2011
It's pretty hard to enjoy a romantic comedy when there isn't a single likeable character.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Philip Concannon
The Skinny
August 24, 2011
By the time Salvadori has finally wrapped things up and paired off his characters in a predictable fashion, many viewers may feel that these foolish and tiresome individuals deserve each other.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
David Aldridge
Radio Times
August 11, 2011
The French, perhaps, like this sort of comedy of chaos a mite more than we do, but Beautiful Lies is enjoyable enough.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jenni Dawes
FILMINK (Australia)
July 19, 2011
Falling short on charm and chuckles, audiences will be hard-pressed to care what happens to these contrived and largely unsympathetic characters.
David Stratton
At the Movies (Australia)
July 19, 2011
It's actually not the first French comedy I've seen recently that just seemed not so much funny as just a bit off somehow and I really didn't enjoy this very much.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Margaret Pomeranz
At the Movies (Australia)
July 19, 2011
I'm sure a lot of people will go along with the stupid premise of the film and enjoy it hugely. I wish I'd been able to.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times
August 11, 2011
The film is full of sub-Marivaux comic contrivances, ersatz Gallic charm - the kind you can squeeze from a tube - and whimsical improbability.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Matt Bochenski
Little White Lies
August 11, 2011
This was an opportunity for Tautou to represent a new kind of romantic anti-heroine, but nobody seemed to be interested.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Trevor Johnston
Time Out
August 9, 2011
The script grinds its way through sundry reversals, initial jollity giving way to plodding rigmarole.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena
September 9, 2011
Funciona muito bem até o instante em que decide que abraçar um romance hollywoodiano é mais importante do que respeitar a lógica de sua narrativa.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Edwards
Daily Mirror [UK]
August 12, 2011
The plot is hoary and eventually saccharine.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Philip French
Observer [UK]
August 15, 2011
A romantic comedy too flimsily plotted to qualify as a farce.
Tom Dawson
Total Film
August 4, 2011
Salvadori generates few laughs from this convoluted tale, whose romcom trappings sit uneasily with its lonely, troubled characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Xan Brooks
Guardian
August 11, 2011
Only Sami Bouajila, playing the bemused, overeducated handyman-in-the-middle, emerges with his dignity relatively intact.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Derek Malcolm
This is London
August 12, 2011
Winsome in the extreme and a bit chauvinist too.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 9, 2011
Salvadori's small pocket of volatile life, like in any soap opera, is intoxicating to watch and voyeuristic in nature.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Graham Young
Birmingham Mail
August 12, 2011
Generally light and frothy, the film's direction and ending is wholly predictable but Tautou helps to make the journey worthwhile.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Roz Laws
Birmingham Post
August 11, 2011
Fans of Tautou will enjoy watching a film that's nicely shot and quite amusing at times, but this is sadly no Amelie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express
August 11, 2011
Silly but amiable...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile
July 15, 2011
With its atmospheric port town setting, cleverly constructed script and appealing performances, this is a case of beautiful lies, indeed
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