Games of Love and Chance (L'Esquive) - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Games of Love and Chance (L'Esquive) Reviews

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Russell Edwards
Variety
August 7, 2008
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Time Out
February 19, 2007
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Tom Keogh
Seattle Times
October 14, 2005
Mostly a monotonous din of kids trashing one another.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
September 16, 2005
It is a provocative and potentially rich premise, to be sure, but the execution here is somewhat lacking.
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
August 31, 2005
This graceful and sympathetic look at how the lives of teenagers intersect with a work of literature won several César awards in France.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Jan Stuart
Newsday
August 31, 2005
Kechiche extracts breathtakingly disciplined performances from all of his first-time actors, and truly magical ones from Forestier as the prematurely full-blown diva Lydia and Sabrina Ouazani as Frida, her motor-mouthed partner in theatrical crime.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
August 31, 2005
A work of drama, it's more realistic than any TV reality show.
| Original Score: 3/4
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David Ng
Village Voice
August 30, 2005
Reading between the cuss words, the movie glimpses a sunny teen innocence just before it darkens irreversibly into adulthood.
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
August 24, 2005
The vérité fascinates, even if the artifice is obvious.
Full Review | Original Score: B