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La Fille de Monaco (The Girl from Monaco) Reviews

Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
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Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 3/5

November 16, 2011
Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic
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September 9, 2009
Jennie Punter
Globe and Mail
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The Girl from Monaco is a tease.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2/4

July 24, 2009
J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
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An uncommonly shrewd and funny farce.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

July 24, 2009
Bernard Besserglik
Hollywood Reporter
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Luchini's trademark mannerisms, which in some films can be irritating, are here perfectly judged and appropriate. Zem confirms his growing stature as a boxoffice attraction, [and] Bourgoin does well to keep her character from veering into caricature.

July 24, 2009
Derek Elley
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A generally entertaining piece of fluff that's kept afloat by a weathered cast including Fabrice Luchini and Roschdy Zem.

Full Review Source: Variety

July 24, 2009
Bruce Demara
Toronto Star
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As a solid thriller, La fille de Monaco feels like it's missed the mark.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 2.5/4

July 24, 2009
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
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Despite Bourgoin's dazzling presence, it's the hollow-eyed Luchini who quietly takes over the film.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 3/4

July 23, 2009
Ben Mankiewicz
At the Movies
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It was a perfect blend of satire and tension.

Full Review Source: At the Movies

July 6, 2009
Ben Lyons
At the Movies
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The film dances around suspense and satire, but achieves little of both.

Full Review Source: At the Movies

July 6, 2009
Noel Murray
AV Club
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Fontaine puts a string of similarly striking images in succession, but they don't really coalesce into a movie.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: C+

July 3, 2009
Joel Brown
Boston Globe
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The Girl From Monaco doesn't seem to know whether it wants to be a sprightly sex comedy or an enigmatic little thriller. Unfortunately, it's neither very funny nor very thrilling.

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

July 3, 2009
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
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This is a modest but expertly performed piece. And this summer, surrounded by lesser, louder, bigger and dumber diversions, it's especially welcome.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 3/4

July 3, 2009
V.A. Musetto
New York Post
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The Girl From Monaco may be momentarily entertaining, but don't expect anything profound from the lightweight saga as it wends its way to its contrived, TV-movie conclusion.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 2/4

July 3, 2009
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
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It's often sparkling, always stylish -- but ultimately no more significant than another day at an overpriced resort.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger | Original Score: 2.5/4

July 3, 2009
Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
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...isn't much of a movie but offers scrumptious views. Watching this movie makes you feel rich and sun-kissed and slightly decadent.

Full Review Source: Christian Science Monitor | Original Score: C+

July 3, 2009
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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The Girl from Monaco is not more than an entertainment, but an assured and well-oiled one.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3/4

July 3, 2009
Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
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At best diverting, at worst an almost self-parodic compendium of French film cliches.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer | Original Score: 2.5/4

July 3, 2009
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
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Some movies create an inviting world for the viewer. This is one of them.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

July 3, 2009
A.O. Scott
New York Times
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Somehow Ms. Fontaine's attempt to mix styles and genres does not quite work, and instead of drawing tighter, The Girl from Monaco snaps and slackens, its apparent ingenuity revealed as a dubious contrivance.

| Original Score: 2.5/5

July 3, 2009
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
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The film, having paraded itself fairly clumsily as a romantic comedy with psychological twists, turns absurdly serious on the treacherous roads that hug Monaco's cliffs.

Full Review Source: Wall Street Journal

July 2, 2009
John Anderson
Washington Post
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For all the elasticity of the form, Anne Fontaine's Girl is still a cloying bit of business, rarely very funny and never smart enough to make a solid point, at least about anything we don't already know.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

July 2, 2009
Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out New York
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This is only Louise Bourgoin's first film, but as Audrey, a weather reporter and force of nature herself, she's landed a role of unusual charm and complexity.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 3/5

July 1, 2009
Scott Foundas
Village Voice
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The modest pleasure of the film issues chiefly from the performances.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

July 1, 2009
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