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Love Me If You Dare (Jeux d'enfants) Reviews

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Jason Gorber
Film Scouts

What a wonderful and demented love story!

Full Review Source: Film Scouts | Original Score: A

June 21, 2007
Andrew Wright
The Stranger (Seattle, WA)

It twinkles itself right into a rubber room.

Full Review Source: The Stranger (Seattle, WA)

December 7, 2004
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine

For his feature film debut, director Yann Samuell mainlines into Amelie for inspiration but can scarcely muster a contact high.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 1.5/4

October 3, 2004
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

Has a gimmicky, inventive style like Amelie, but the comedy has a very nasty edge.

Full Review Source: Shadows on the Wall | Original Score: 3.5/5

September 19, 2004
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
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Movie characters don't have to be nice, but they do need to be interesting. Nastiness without intrigue translates, in whatever language, to 'annoying.'

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 2/4

September 10, 2004
Gianni Truzzi
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

The dreamlike amber washes and comic visual asides stress the otherness of the pair's reality, but seem to offer a limp excuse for their deluded exemption from empathy.

Full Review Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer | Original Score: C+

September 9, 2004
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

Love Me If You Dare presents a...cynical and often downright cruel perspective on relationships, though the film's bubbly look keeps it from becoming too dark.

Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews | Original Score: 2.5/4

August 21, 2004
Nick Dawson
Empire Magazine

Samuell's naivety and inexperience lead to this being an uncomfortable, if intriguing, mess.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 2/5

August 19, 2004
Rex Roberts
Film Journal International

Entertaining and appalling at once, an exercise in aesthetics that replaces the traditional unities with paradox, irony and cynicism.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

August 8, 2004
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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Love Me If You Dare is far from everybody's cup of latte, but for those willing to take that dare, it has plenty to chew on.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 4/5

July 9, 2004
Steve Schneider
Orlando Weekly

A romantic dark comedy that'll have you scratching your head anew at what [the French] considers entertainment.

Full Review Source: Orlando Weekly | Original Score: 2.5/5

July 8, 2004
Christopher Zinsli
Film Threat

Ultimately, viewers will have to ask themselves if they're game; those who are will be in for quite a ride.

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 3.5/5

July 6, 2004
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The story was so artificially sour that it seemed ludicrous, unimportant and unbelievable.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: C-

July 4, 2004
Kevin John Bozelka
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

It doesn't point toward a new way to live our lives; it smugly applauds the 'radical' choices of one self-absorbed, sociopathic boy-girl couple.

| Original Score: 1.5/4

July 2, 2004
Robert W. Butler
Kansas City Star

Saved by the performances of Canet and Cotillard, who find the desperate romantic yearning beneath their characters' selfish and cruel behavior.

Full Review Source: Kansas City Star

July 2, 2004
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly

Gag me with a croque monsieur.

Full Review Source: Boulder Weekly

June 25, 2004
Sean Means
Salt Lake Tribune

Samuell has his gorgeous but borderline-psychopathic characters devise nasty pranks that not only strike each other in the hearts but inflict much collateral damage.

Full Review Source: Salt Lake Tribune | Original Score: 1.5/4

June 18, 2004
Bill Muller
Arizona Republic
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Melds the magic of childhood memories with the pain of unrequited love.

Full Review Source: Arizona Republic | Original Score: 4/5

June 17, 2004

Provides an enjoyable ride, even if style wins out over substance.

Full Review Source: BBC | Original Score: 3/5

June 15, 2004
Marc Mohan

The leads in Love Me If You Dare, both juvenile and adult, are charming (if not quite in the Audrey Tautou range), and the cinematography and special effects are expertly done.

Full Review Source: Oregonian | Original Score: B

June 11, 2004
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