Priceless Reviews

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Ben Kenigsberg
Time Out
November 18, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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November 17, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
May 13, 2009
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Noel Murray
AV Club
October 18, 2008
There's no froth like French froth. And few French-froth-purveyors are as adept as Pierre Salvadori.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
October 18, 2008
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Tom Long
Detroit News
May 2, 2008
A pleasant little piece of puffy French pastry reminiscent of many other pleasant little pieces of puffy French pastry.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Richard Nilsen
Arizona Republic
April 24, 2008
Priceless is a Hollywood remake waiting to happen. It's almost guaranteed.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Lisa Nesselson
Variety
April 18, 2008
Bittersweet comedy's perfectly chosen multigenerational cast ably demonstrates that if money can't buy love, it sure can purchase lots of obsequious service from four-star hotel staffers and costly goodies from laughably pricey boutiques.
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
April 18, 2008
Pierre Salvadori's delightful comedy, picturesquely set in a series of posh hotels on the French Riviera, throws together two terrific comic actors and an irresistible premise.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
April 18, 2008
The outcome is never much in doubt, but Salvadori artfully choreographs the endless table turning, and the Moroccan-born Elmaleh capitalizes on his striking resemblance to Buster Keaton with a similarly comic composure.
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
April 17, 2008
The appealing actors make up for the fact that they're portraying prostitutes. They are putting their bodies up for sale, but saving their hearts for true love. After all, that's the only thing that's priceless.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
April 11, 2008
Priceless is a bauble -- an art-house diamond made of paste that somehow still gives you good glimmer for the money.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
April 10, 2008
The thing about a certain grade of contemporary French comedy, of which Priceless is a fine example, is the quality of the playing style. Nobody forces the situations, even the broadest ones.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
April 4, 2008
Stop laughing long enough, and you'll see that it's a picture about compromised lives and love for sale. But no one who watches Priceless will stop laughing for that long.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
April 3, 2008
The routines may have been done a thousand times, but somehow they seem funny all over again.
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Jan Stuart
Newsday
April 3, 2008
This broadly amoral take on Breakfast at Tiffany's suffers from a serious case of who-should-we-care-for: He's a sap, she's a soulless vamp, their patrons are either cruel, self-deluding or both.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
March 28, 2008
Under director-writer Pierre Salvadori, Priceless provides lightweight, predictable entertainment that will make you yearn for the Tautou of yesteryear.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Carina Chocano
Los Angeles Times
March 28, 2008
The perfect frothy fantasy for the obscene wealth gap era, Priceless (Hors de Prix) stars a gorgeous, cellophane-thin Audrey Tautou as Irčne, a dedicated gold digger who finds herself accidentally mixed up with a penniless bartender.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Joanne Kaufman
Wall Street Journal
March 28, 2008
Tawdry? Not for a minute. Credit a subtle and souffle-light script.
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
March 28, 2008
Forget reality shows exalting American gluttony and savor the more refined amenities on the coasts of southern France in the cynical Gallic comedy Priceless.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
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Vadim Rizov
Village Voice
March 25, 2008
Priceless begins as standard, unconvincing, assembly-line French farce and ends as a cop-out, feel-good rom-com. In between, it develops into something considerably more interesting.
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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
March 19, 2008
Pierre Salvadori's Priceless has been heralded as a French box office hit, which suggests that the French have become as corrupt and materialistic as some commentators insist that we are.