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Mona Lisa Reviews

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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
April 20, 2010
No wonder audiences have taken to this gritty romance as to a mongrel puppy; for at heart Mona Lisa is an old-fashioned poor-soul weepie, and George is less a Cagney rakehell than a Chaplin tramp.
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Variety Staff
March 26, 2009
Skillfully combines comedy and thriller, romance and sleaze.
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Derek Adams
Time Out
June 24, 2006
A wonderful achievement, a dark film with a generous heart in the shape of an extraordinarily touching performance from Hoskins.
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
May 20, 2003
It's like watching the departure of an ocean liner. After all of the initial excitement, you're left on the dock, alone, wondering what all the fuss was about.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
The movie's ending is a little too neat for my taste. But in a movie like this, everything depends on atmosphere and character, and Mona Lisa knows exactly what it is doing.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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James Berardinelli
January 1, 2000
In an era when movies about love almost always invariably devolve into formulaic affairs, Neil Jordan's Mona Lisa stands out as an often-surprising, multi-layered achievement.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4