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The Big Picture Reviews

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Calum Marsh
Slant Magazine

Like its protagonist, the film sells out for the security of convention and complacency.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 2/4

October 9, 2012
David Aldridge
Radio Times

Eric Lartigau's film is glossily watchable, but it's hampered by a central conceit that never really convinces, and not even a cameo from screen legend Catherine Deneuve lifts proceedings.

Full Review Source: Radio Times | Original Score: 2/5

July 21, 2011
Allan Hunter
Daily Express

Duris brings an edgy vulnerability that makes him a sympathetic figure through a tale that never quite adds up.

Full Review Source: Daily Express

July 21, 2011
David Fear
Time Out New York
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Even [Duris] can't fully salvage a last act that clumsily tries to sell the notion that white-knight altruism is the ultimate creative satisfaction.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 3/5

October 9, 2012


The Big Picture has an inevitable 'je ne sais quoi'; though this never quite smooths over the cracks in its plotting or saggy pacing as an identity thriller.

Full Review Source: Film4 | Original Score: 2.5/5

July 27, 2011
Chris Packham
Village Voice
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For most of the film, Lartigau creates the tension of a Hitchcockian thriller solely through Paul's interior struggle ...

Full Review Source: Village Voice

October 9, 2012
Farran Smith Nehme
New York Post
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The movie has the intense psychological focus of the late Claude Chabrol, if not Chabrol's graceful camerawork.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 3.5/4

October 12, 2012

This is a fitting second film for Duris that expands his acting arsenal, showing him in a tenser scenario, but still allowing that boisterous nature to shine through

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 4/5

July 21, 2011
Aaron Yap

Starts out with the makings of a thriller... but eventually settles into redemptive character drama mode with shades of Michelangelo Antonioni's existential classic The Passenger.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 4/5

July 14, 2011
Graham Young
Birmingham Post

Lacking tension throughout and with some scenes edited far too quickly for the story to make real sense, this is an interesting premise which doesn't quite click.

Full Review Source: Birmingham Post | Original Score: 3/5

August 11, 2011
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express

Makes full use of Duris' essential "lost" whimsicality.

Full Review Source: East Bay Express

November 29, 2012
Tim Grierson
Screen International

A character-driven drama with the soul of an existential thriller that asks more questions than it answers about the nature of identity and the possibility of second chances.

Full Review Source: Screen International

September 29, 2012
Henry Barnes
Little White Lies

Thoughtfully and skilfully done. Duris is superb.

Full Review Source: Little White Lies | Original Score: 4/5

July 21, 2011
Sarah Boslaugh

...the ambiguity of the French title, L'homme qui voulait vivre sa vie ("The man who wanted to live his life"), is a much better fit for the film that the rather bland English title...

Full Review Source: PopMatters | Original Score: 6/10

December 6, 2012
Sukhdev Sandhu
Daily Telegraph

A vagrant, fitful mixture of domestic drama, existential thriller in the vein of Patricia Highsmith's Ripley series, and evocation of the underbelly of new Europe.

Full Review Source: Daily Telegraph | Original Score: 4/5

July 21, 2011
Brent Simon

To call it understated is its own special understatement; this is a film-as-character-study, but one that hovers drone-like over its subject rather than digging in for deep psychological insights.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: B-

October 10, 2012
Kent Turner

Actor Romain Duris brings a crucial, though often overlooked, ingredient for a man-on-the-run thriller: vulnerability.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 3/4

March 5, 2011
Stephen Holden
New York Times
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If some of the plot details defy credibility, Romain Duris's electrifying performance makes you overlook any inconsistencies, as his likable character becomes a man on the run barely able to stifle his panic.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 5/5

October 11, 2012
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
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A dark little fable, the story of two separate roads that briefly intersect - and what happens when a man suddenly jumps from one mapped journey to the other.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger | Original Score: 3/5

October 12, 2012
Ty Burr
Boston Globe
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Duris is excellent, his hair and eyes growing wilder with each step of the journey, and he has solid support ...

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 3/4

October 25, 2012
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