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Venus Beauty Institute Reviews

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 1, 2000
The one thing this film has going for it, is Nathalie Baye in the starring role.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 9, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Top Critic
A.O. Scott
New York Times
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Ryan Cracknell
Apollo Guide
April 29, 2003
My biggest problem with Venus Beauty Institute is the mixed messages that it sends.
Full Review | Original Score: 61/100
Elias Savada
Nitrate Online
February 7, 2001
The French have just the right bring-me-down if you can't bear to drown yourself in a bowl of eggnog.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Kimberley Jones
Austin Chronicle
March 10, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
January 31, 2001
Although pleasant enough, the movie, with its most memorable parts being its color scheme and sound effects, is not something worth recommending.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Norm Schrager
Filmcritic.com
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
July 19, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Mark Halverson
Sacramento News & Review
August 7, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
February 14, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
June 27, 2006
| Original Score: 4/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 2, 2003
Director Tonie Marshall turns in a lightweight, enjoyable film where love wins out over all.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Sean Axmaker
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Rob Blackwelder
SPLICEDWire
December 11, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
February 7, 2001
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Bruce Feld
Film Journal International
January 1, 2000
Director Tonie Marshall's script is consistently absorbing, with a remarkable way of balancing wry and perceptive observations with the mundane.
Oz
eFilmCritic.com
May 15, 2003
It's not as if Baye's not great at displaying relationship disfunctionality, it's just that you can only thump the pillow so many times before it gets old.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Brandon Judell
Detour Magazine
June 3, 2003
Tonie Marshall's captured the tender yearnings, wistful aches, and the sticky confrontation of aging far better than even Estee Lauder could.
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James Verniere
Boston Herald
January 1, 2000
| Original Score: 3/4
Sam Adams
Philadelphia City Paper
January 1, 2000
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
February 7, 2001
Laura Clifford
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan
October 21, 2002
January 1, 2000
Dale Leech
PopMatters
February 7, 2001
Robert W. Butler
Kansas City Star
March 30, 2001
Jon Popick
Planet Sick-Boy
August 20, 2001
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Top Critic
Charles Taylor
Salon.com
December 19, 2001
Ginette Vincendeau
Sight and Sound
March 3, 2002
Top Critic
Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
April 27, 2007

E! Online
January 1, 2000

Irish Times
January 1, 2000

Boxoffice Magazine
August 18, 2002
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Houston Chronicle
July 21, 2005
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Time Out
February 29, 2008
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