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Le Divorce Reviews

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Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
September 6, 2003
Francophiles may find the scenery and the culture amusing; most other viewers will just find a more contemporary version of boredom.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Steven Snyder
Zertinet Movies
September 10, 2003
Oh sure, on paper, this all looks glamorous and tempting. But in reality, it is tiring and surprisingly boring.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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James Berardinelli
August 12, 2003
Characters are left half-developed or undeveloped so that as much plot as possible can be crammed into two hours.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
August 15, 2003
For all that talent, and the lovely source material, there is something plodding about this comedy.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 25, 2010
Not a frothy romantic comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
David Foucher
EDGE Boston
October 7, 2003
Helmed by a modern auteur and featuring a stellar case, "Le Divorce" could have been a good film... but ironically it fell prey to lack of direction.
Full Review | Original Score: C
James Rocchi
August 7, 2003
Merchant-Ivory romantic comedy about Americans in Paris is a glossy bore of bad manners and nice furnishings.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
August 11, 2003
... a flat comedy/melodrama combo filled with stereotypes about snooty French and gauche Americans.
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
August 15, 2003
Ivory does a fine job of keeping the souffle up for the first hour or so.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Eric D. Snider
September 1, 2003
A bland, ponderous drama, albeit a light one, that seems determined not to give the audience anything to latch onto.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
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Manohla Dargis
Los Angeles Times
August 7, 2003
A film in which the City of Light's seductions and perils are as dimmed as the novelist's point and purpose.
| Original Score: 2/5
Kit Bowen
August 8, 2003
Even with a pedigree of talented actors and filmmakers behind it, Le Divorce's bland, disjointed formula falls far short of expectations.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
August 18, 2003
A soap opera with an aura of snooty inertia.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
August 7, 2003
Entertaining as an adult romantic comedy, but then it switches gears to become a silly suspense thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
San Francisco Examiner
August 8, 2003
One of the year's most turgid efforts.
| Original Score: 1/4
Peter Sobczynski
Critic Doctor
August 7, 2003
It is entirely possible that someone who had never made a movie before could have come up with something funnier, sexier and more intriguing than the results captured here.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
August 7, 2003
Instead of the focused emotions found in the best Merchant-Ivory films, Le Divorce sinks with the team's worst traits. Too many characters crowd too many locales.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
August 26, 2003
I guess I'm not as worldly and sophisticated as I envisioned myself because I found Le Divorce to be tedious and pretentious with only intermittent flashes of humor.
Full Review| Original Score: 1/4
Danny Minton
KBTV-NBC (Beaumont, TX)
August 25, 2003
People everywhere are just wishing divorces were this boring!
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Rob Blackwelder
August 7, 2003
A pseudo-sophisticated sexual roundelay full of trivial characters so selfish it's a chore to spend two hours with them.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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