Little White Lies Reviews

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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
Marc Mohan
Oregonian
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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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
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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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.
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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
Tony Medley
Tolucan Times
August 24, 2012
At least an hour too long; still, I found it entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
August 24, 2012
Pretty easy to take, and not just because of the lovely photography of the French coast, all oyster farms and pink wine and long dinners under the trees. Because there are also these wonderful performers.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
August 23, 2012
Can tout a gorgeous setting, a group of appealing actors and a mastery of the art of wine-fueled conversation.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Caryn James
James on screenS
August 23, 2012
Inspired by The Big Chill, Canet's appealing homage makes deja vu seem like a good thing. His warm ensemble piece engages us right through to its final visceral punch.
Harvey S. Karten
Compuserve
August 8, 2012
If you've ever gone away with friends, living in close quarters day and night, you'll identify with this ensemble-dominated film
Full Review | Original Score: B
Matthew Toomey
ABC Radio Brisbane
June 19, 2011
Some of the film's themes are a touch overdone but I'd strongly recommend this for lovers of great French cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile
June 13, 2011
The clear and tangible characters become familiar to us over the course of the film, and we are privy to some of their deepest fears and longings
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile
June 13, 2011
On the flip side of the humour lies the serious implication of the lies of the title, which are not only voiced but couched in self-denial
Liz Braun
Jam! Movies
May 27, 2011
You won't be more than mildly interested, but Little White Lies has such a stellar cast that it's not a hardship to keep watching.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Roz Laws
Birmingham Post
April 20, 2011
True, it's fairly watchable and manages to pack an emotional punch at the end, but by then you may have lost interest.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Derek Malcolm
This is London
April 15, 2011
If this is the kind of skilfully manipulated French film you like, you will not be surprised that some four million people have paid good money to see it in France.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express
April 14, 2011
The picture is nicely acted, especially by Marion Cotillard as a bored seductress, and it addresses mid-life soul-searching and self-deception with some acuity.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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