Love Me if You Dare Reviews

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Jason Gorber
Film Scouts
June 21, 2007
What a wonderful and demented love story!
Full Review | Original Score: A
Andrew Wright
The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
December 7, 2004
It twinkles itself right into a rubber room.
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine
October 3, 2004
For his feature film debut, director Yann Samuell mainlines into Amelie for inspiration but can scarcely muster a contact high.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
September 19, 2004
Has a gimmicky, inventive style like Amelie, but the comedy has a very nasty edge.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Top Critic
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
September 10, 2004
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 | Original Score: 2/4
Gianni Truzzi
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
September 9, 2004
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 | Original Score: C+
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
August 21, 2004
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 | Original Score: 2.5/4
Nick Dawson
Empire Magazine
August 19, 2004
Samuell's naivety and inexperience lead to this being an uncomfortable, if intriguing, mess.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Rex Roberts
Film Journal International
August 8, 2004
Entertaining and appalling at once, an exercise in aesthetics that replaces the traditional unities with paradox, irony and cynicism.
Top Critic
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
July 9, 2004
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 | Original Score: 4/5
Steve Schneider
Orlando Weekly
July 8, 2004
A romantic dark comedy that'll have you scratching your head anew at what [the French] considers entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Christopher Zinsli
Film Threat
July 6, 2004
Ultimately, viewers will have to ask themselves if they're game; those who are will be in for quite a ride.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
July 4, 2004
The story was so artificially sour that it seemed ludicrous, unimportant and unbelievable.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Kevin John Bozelka
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
July 2, 2004
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
Robert W. Butler
Kansas City Star
July 2, 2004
Saved by the performances of Canet and Cotillard, who find the desperate romantic yearning beneath their characters' selfish and cruel behavior.
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
June 25, 2004
Gag me with a croque monsieur.
Sean Means
Salt Lake Tribune
June 18, 2004
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 | Original Score: 1.5/4
Top Critic
Bill Muller
Arizona Republic
June 17, 2004
Melds the magic of childhood memories with the pain of unrequited love.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Tom Dawson
BBC.com
June 15, 2004
Provides an enjoyable ride, even if style wins out over substance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Marc Mohan
Oregonian
June 11, 2004
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 | Original Score: B
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