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Little White Lies Reviews

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Laura Kern
Film Comment Magazine
June 20, 2013
Little White Lies is less a portrait of the poignance and beauty of lasting, mostly platonic relationships than a lesson in how to be a shitty friend.
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Calvin Wilson
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
October 11, 2012
"Little White Lies" is a bit too long, but has plenty of Gallic charm.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Tricia Olszewski
Washington City Paper
October 5, 2012
You go from sympathizing with [the characters] to wishing their time together would just end already.
Marc Mohan
October 4, 2012
By the end of the two-and-a-half hour running time, the combined efforts of the talented actors on board manage to produce a satisfying emotional finale.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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John Hartl
Seattle Times
September 27, 2012
A sprawling, initially engaging French comedy-drama that became a hit in France but ultimately underwhelms.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Brent Simon
September 26, 2012
A bloated, melodramatic and ultimately emotionally impenetrable affair, centering around a collection of Parisian friends whose bonds are tested when one of their group is involved in an automobile accident.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
September 20, 2012
The script is banal, but the acting company and the locations are easy on the eyes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
September 20, 2012
I just looked over the notepad on which I jotted my thoughts about the movie and I see that, at one point, for reasons I no longer remember, I was solving a math problem.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
James Verniere
Boston Herald
September 14, 2012
Who needs visual fireworks when you can just shoot a close-up of Marion Cotillard?
Full Review | Original Score: A minus
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
September 13, 2012
The overall tone of "Little White Lies" feels off, or maybe it just doesn't translate to American audiences.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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James Berardinelli
September 13, 2012
At times, it's amusing. At times, it's tragic. At times, it's romantic. But, like many vacations, it's way, way too long.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Stephanie Merry
Washington Post
September 7, 2012
As the movie wears on ... the melodrama amps up to a final scene capable of draining any remaining pathos.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
September 6, 2012
Little White Lies wants to capture something momentous and meaningful in these people's lives. But ultimately it's hard to care.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Kerry Lengel
Arizona Republic
September 6, 2012
There's a fly-on-the-wall quality to it that adds a voyeuristic zing to the proceedings and gives this French take on "The Big Chill" its particular warmth.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
September 5, 2012
...plays a bit like "The Big Chill"...with Dujardin in the Costner role. It's too long and not all the stories work as well as others, but it does work as a series of shallow character studies coming together for a more in-depth group portrait.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
September 4, 2012
Starts well but slides, and should have dropped at least one of the subplots.
Robert Levin
September 1, 2012
It lasts an astonishing 154 minutes, pushing on so far past its expiration date that you'll squirm uncomfortably for the final act.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
August 31, 2012
It's just that, when it's over, 2 1/2 hours seems too big an investment for just pretty good.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
August 30, 2012
The movie is 154 minutes long. It probably doesn't need to be that long, but there's an advantage to sinking into this milieu, growing familiar with the characters and learning their stories.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
August 29, 2012
The trouble with Guillaume Canet's French gloss on The Big Chill is that it has no underlying chill.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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