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Avenue Montaigne Reviews

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Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
April 25, 2007
You know where to find "Avenue Montaigne." It's in Paris, near the intersection of Sappy Circle and Derivative Drive.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Anton Bitel
July 2, 2007
a frothy confection that, much like its characters, often seems at odds with its own ambitions.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
January 13, 2007
A breezy but inconsequential dramedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Top Critic
February 17, 2007
Love is in the air, obviously, and so is the smell of mothballs. Fans of Diane Johnson's books (Le Divorce) may fetishize the Paris depicted in Avenue Montaigne, but at times it feels like a diorama of bourgeois natives.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/6
Edward Porter
Sunday Times (UK)
February 26, 2007
Without any change to its essential cosiness, it could surely have been more surprising in its emotional scenes and funnier in its comic ones.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jon Frosch
The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
September 12, 2010
If you think about it, you'll realize how flimsy-and even lazy-it is; if not, you'll likely give in to its airy charms.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
December 7, 2007
Filled with sentimentality, pretensions, unfulfilled ambitions and a host of dull characters faced with life threatening problems that verge on the ludicrous.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
March 2, 2007
Aside from pretty people behaving cutely, though, there's just not much here, and even devoted Francophiles may nod into their cafe crčmes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Gary Goldstein
February 16, 2007
The actual Avenue Montaigne may deserve a visit, but the movie celebrating its artsy glamour isn't quite worth leaving home for.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Ron Wilkinson
Monsters and Critics
February 15, 2007
Visually sumptuous but flat of plot, eccentric characters can't redeem this mildly funny romantic comedy from the hum-drum.
| Original Score: 6/10
Jeanne Kaplan
Kaplan vs. Kaplan
March 20, 2007
Paris looks stunning in the film, but even the City of Lights can only do so much for a poorly-written script. C'est dommage.
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David Kaplan
Kaplan vs. Kaplan
March 20, 2007
The ultra-thin characterizations do not lend themselves to audience empathy.
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Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph (UK)
February 23, 2007
It's as silky, chic and instantly forgettable as a perfume advert.
Jason Ferguson
Orlando Weekly
April 19, 2007
Director Daničle Thompson tries vainly to make a larger point, but the thin effervescence of the film bubbles away any such attempts.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total
August 22, 2007
Una comedia simpática y pintoresca, si bien peca de algo de ingenuidad, cierta superficialidad dramática y una indefinición de tono que le quitan interés y credibilidad.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
May 4, 2007
Something like 'Love Actually,' in Gallic.
| Original Score: 2/4
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
May 25, 2007
There are French movies that are clearly made with a French audience in mind, and there are other French movies that have a non-French audience in mind. Daniele Thompson's "Avenue Montaigne" seems to be aimed at a third, highly-specialized audience; peopl
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Tom Dawson
Total Film
February 22, 2007
A predictable piece of middlebrow nostalgia - akin to a French Love Actually - in which all the characters' emotional predicaments and professional problems are miraculously resolved.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
February 16, 2007
The characters are generic in a tres French way, and the predestined happy ending reeks of Hollywood sentimentality.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Peter Bradshaw
February 23, 2007
A very dated and strained sort of gaiety.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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