La Vie en Rose (La Mome) Reviews

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Jon Frosch
The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
September 12, 2010
Even if you're like me and find most musical biopics depressingly formulaic, you might think Oliver Dahan's Edith Piaf movie is a slight cut above.
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
May 5, 2010
The French, as is widely known, adore suffering. That's why they love Leonard Cohen, Bud Powell, and Jim Thompson.
Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion
August 27, 2009
No regrets for Cottilard's dedication, but plenty for the clichéd pap of the biopic genre
Tony Macklin
Fayetteville Free Weekly
February 2, 2009
In La Vie en Rose, Marion Cotillard has the role of a lifetime. And she relishes it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.0/5
Heather Huntington
ReelzChannel.com
August 25, 2008
Quite simply, is the best movie I have seen all year.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
July 17, 2008
Marion Cotillard's Oscar win? Totally justified...Many questions remain for those of us unschooled in Piaf lore. I was confused by some of the causes even as I felt the emotional effects, thanks to deep performances.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
July 13, 2008
Much like the colorful life of the film's subject, La Vie en Rose explores the strange and emotional life of torch singer Edith Piaf and gives Marion Cotillard an Oscar for her tremendous performance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Brandon Fibbs
Colorado Springs Gazette
February 28, 2008
Cotillard joins Ben Kingsley (Gandhi) and Forest Whitaker (The Last King of Scotland) in so completely embodying a role that it seems more possession than performance.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Andrea Chase
Killer Movie Reviews
February 24, 2008
Here is what made the woman tick, if you need facts, find them in a book, if you want to understand her soul, see this film
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena
January 16, 2008
Acaba funcionando mais como atestado do talento de sua protagonista, Marion Cotillard, do que como um tributo digno da magnífica cantora que esta interpreta.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 4, 2008
This isn't the first time Piaf's life has been brought to the screen and it probably won't be the last, but Cotillard makes this particular version stand apart.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
December 30, 2007
Marion Cotillard is the only reason to sit through La Vie En Rose, a biopic that compounds its basic tediousness by fracturing its narrative in a vain effort to mask a stale rise-and-fall arc.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
December 29, 2007
Edith Piaf has plenty of tragedy in her life, so the movie is dark and moody, but it's compelling and Marion Cotillard's performance is impossible to forget.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
December 1, 2007
It's a mixed bag, snippets of Piaf's life in no particular order, crowned by one fantastic performance by Cotillard.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Jeffrey Chen
Window to the Movies
November 25, 2007
Dahan's film is less an ode or a valentine, more of a spectacle of pity, mainly worth watching for Cotillard.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Kam Williams
NewsBlaze
November 12, 2007
A relentlessly-depressing, warts-and-all biopic which depicts the untimely demise of a diva due to the toll taken on her body and soul by a combination of unfortunate disasters.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
S. Jhoanna Robledo
Common Sense Media
October 22, 2007
French Edith Piaf biopic sings one lady's blues.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
September 12, 2007
Marion Cotillard is perfection itself in this role.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer
September 6, 2007
... one of the best films about a great artist to be made since Milos Forman's Amadeus. Cotillard deserves an Oscar.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan
August 18, 2007
Expect nominations for this film.
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