La Vie en Rose (La Mome) Reviews

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Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
August 12, 2007
It follows the same template as all the other biopics but produces better-than-usual results, thanks to a shattering central performance.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Kyle Smith
KyleSmithOnline.com
July 31, 2007
Pursued, caught and devoured by the past, [Piaf] nearly shouts the lyric, "Je me fous du passé!": I don't give a damn about the past.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
July 28, 2007
Cotillard's lip-synching of her character singing didn't do it for me.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total
July 18, 2007
Una biografía inspirada, que repasa la vida de Edith Piaf desde la emoción y los recuerdos en lugar de ser una mera sucesión de acontecimientos. Marion Cotillard no interpreta a Piaf, es Piaf.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Gina Carbone
Seacoast Newspapers (NH/Maine)
July 16, 2007
You should regret missing it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.25/4
Armond White
New York Press
July 11, 2007
It's early for Oscar baiting but Marion Cotillard's performance as Édith Piaf in La Vie En Rose puts itself on the hook.
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
July 8, 2007
I had goosebumps from the very first moment, when Marion Cotillard's Piaf stands centre stage in New York in 1959, singing from her soul. It's an extraordinary performance from an almost unrecognisable Cotillard
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
July 6, 2007
This is a surreal and exhausting experience.
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
July 6, 2007
Marion Cotillard tears up all the available scenery in this overblown, achronological biopic of French pop singer Edith Piaf.
John Thomason
Orlando Weekly
July 6, 2007
...this is a remarkably evenhanded, unflatteringly honest depiction of the singer and her devastating last days, played magnificently by virtual unknown Marion Cotillard.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
July 6, 2007
La Vie is a movie so frantic to get to it all that nothing is more than touched on.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Phil Hall
Film Threat
July 3, 2007
Marion Cotillard invests the role with so many tics, exaggerated hand gestures and eye-rolls that it seems she is possessed by the ghost of Geraldine Page.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
Steve Crum
Video-Reviewmaster.com
July 2, 2007
Marion Cotillard is fantastic. It is the best sync singing, including body language, since Larry Parks in 'The Jolson Story.'
Full Review | Original Score: A
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
July 1, 2007
There's no arguing the excellence of the performance at the center of this ambitious and erratic biopic about French singing sensation Edith Piaf.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
June 29, 2007
The film does get a little overwhelmingly dark. This may be an accurate picture of what Piaf's life was like, but watching nearly 2 1/2 hours of it is a bit much.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Sean Means
Salt Lake Tribune
June 29, 2007
The constant that makes La Vie en Rose so compelling is Cotillard's dynamic portrayal of Piaf.
| Original Score: 3/4
Larry Ratliff
San Antonio Express-News
June 29, 2007
I got a familiar gut feeling: There is this year's Oscar-winning best-actress performance.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Shawn Levy
Oregonian
June 29, 2007
Piaf's spirit, those evocative songs and Cotillard's impressive work make it compelling. It's not an ideal film, but it has the virtue of the ideal star, and that counts.
Full Review | Original Score: B
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
June 29, 2007
The saucer-eyed Cotillard is convincing and astonishing, and she anchors a film that is less show-biz formulaic and more intriguing than its recent American counterparts, 'Walk the Line' and 'Ray.'
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Beth Accomando
KPBS.org
June 27, 2007
La Vie en Rose provides a tantalizing introduction to the tiny dynamo that was Edith Piaf but it's far from being a definitive or enlightening portrait of the famous singer.
| Original Score: 5/10
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