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The Affair of the Necklace Reviews

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December 25, 2001
The result is a mess, but a fairly enjoyable one, with some gorgeous period detail.
December 24, 2001
Hilary Swank and Simon Baker make an especially attractive couple who have several electrifying moments onscreen.
December 3, 2001
I'm sure that it's sort of a 'Fractured Fairy Tale' version of the real events that happened, but the fact that it was inspired by real-life events made me enjoy it all the more.
December 1, 2001
Beautifully acted and mounted.
November 30, 2001
The Affair of the Necklace has costume-drama snob appeal in spades, 'tis true, but this is pure bodice-ripper romance, done up right.
November 29, 2001
It may not be Dangerous Liaisons, but it's a rendezvous that's largely worth risking.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 29, 2001
The Affair of the Necklace is no paperback romance or swashbuckler it at first appears to be, but rather the remarkable odyssey of a young woman who lived to tell her amazing story herself.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
November 29, 2001
The Affair of the Necklace improves as it rolls along, owing much to its eminently appealing cast.
November 21, 2001
As a history lesson, the movie is entertaining enough, but at times you long to get out of Versailles and join the rabble in Paris.
February 8, 2015
...what really sinks the film is its script...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
December 30, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
December 1, 2005
Much of the dramatic juice and intrigue have been drained out of this old-fashioned costume drama, that in the hands of director Charles Shyer and actress Hilary Swank becomes stiff, stuffy, and banal affair.
Full Review | Original Score: D-
February 1, 2005
Swank's honest mistake is in trying to be worthy of a project that's beneath her.
May 20, 2003
| Original Score: 1.5/4
January 22, 2003
I felt as if I was at an Yves St. Laurent fashion show and the actors were modeling the latest in 18th-century fashions.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
October 2, 2002
Jeanne is no fun at all.
September 9, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
August 5, 2002
... takes a fascinating footnote and reduces it to a mediocre and fitfully entertaining film.
Full Review| Original Score: 2.5/5
June 26, 2002
A crass, often ridiculously misguided period drama that spells everything out in nice, big block letters so even a small child could comprehend it.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
March 22, 2002
A cheap bauble of a flick.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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