Un Baiser s'il vous plaît (Shall We Kiss?) Reviews

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David Fear
Time Out
November 18, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Ben Kenigsberg
Time Out
November 17, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
July 8, 2009
Charming, but too contrived for a great turn on
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Stratton
The Australian
June 26, 2009
The quiet joys of Shall We Kiss? are to be found not only in the observational writing and the pitch-perfect performances but in the way the mood shifts from tantalising foreplay to more serious matters.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
June 24, 2009
More quirky than wacky, this winning comedy only hits its romantic high when we return to that framing story, the storyteller who won't casually kiss because she knows, damn well, there's no such thing as a casual 'French' kiss.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
David Stratton
At the Movies (Australia)
June 19, 2009
The influence of Woody Allen is obvious, but Mouret -- though he overdoes the tics and hesitancies of his nervous lover -- manages to make this combination of humour, sex and pain all his own.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Justin Strout
Orlando Weekly
June 18, 2009
It's the kind of total submission to a filmmaker that's usually reserved for edge-of-your-seat thrillers and, in a way, that's what Mouret has made: an expertly suspenseful romance.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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June 13, 2009
Mouret is the cinematic offspring of Woody Allen and Eric Rohmer. From the former he takes the actor-director presenting himself as neurotic but satisfying lover; from the latter he absorbs the pleasure of extended talk. Mouret's talk is enjoyable, but i
Amy Wheeler
FILMINK (Australia)
June 12, 2009
This is not your average romantic comedy. Shall We Kiss? simply delights.
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
June 12, 2009
It's a breezy, entertaining little film that ends up being more sophisticated and thoughtful about love than it first appears. Sometimes a kiss is just a kiss, and sometimes it's a lot more.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Simon Weaving
Screenwize
June 11, 2009
This is a delicate and naïve piece of French fluff, part love story, part morality tale, part bedroom farce, and all very much in the style of writer-director-actor Emmanuel Mouret, a kind of comatose Woody Allen character.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile
June 5, 2009
The addiction of French cinema to stories of love, lust, betrayal and romance continues unabated in the hands of Emmanuel Mouret, playing unassuming characters on screen in his own films, like this one
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile
June 5, 2009
A kiss, like this deceptively simple love story, is none A kiss, like this deceptively simple love story, is none too simple at all.
Jonathan Kiefer
Sacramento News & Review
May 28, 2009
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
May 21, 2009
Refreshingly, Mouret also shows that marital infidelity is not without serious repercussions.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Sarah Boslaugh
Playback:stl
May 15, 2009
Shall We Kiss? ...takes place in an obviously fictional world where everyone is sophisticated and beautiful and lives in great apartments ...
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Michael Smith
Tulsa World
May 15, 2009
There's a lot to like about Shall We Kiss? once it really gets going, which is about one-third of the way into the picture.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
May 14, 2009
This quintessentially French bonbon is both sweet and dry, with just enough complexity to confound the fast-food appetite.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
May 6, 2009
Feels like not only a small masterpiece, but like an object lesson for everything that's wrong with the American romantic comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Ted Fry
Seattle Times
April 23, 2009
[A] delightful and deeply satisfying French confection.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Alicia Potter
Boston Phoenix
April 23, 2009
Mark Jenkins
NPR.org
April 7, 2009
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