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Dialogue avec mon jardinier (Conversations with My Gardener) Reviews

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Cath Clarke
November 21, 2008
These are two very good actors and they do well to get over some shocking script cliches of the artistic variety as Auteuil earnestly instructs his old friend on the creative process.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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David Jenkins
Time Out
November 21, 2008
Slight but very pleasant to sit through.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/6
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
July 16, 2008
Director Jean Becker and his cast and equally talented crew give us a simple and elegant masterpiece about the love shared by two friends.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
July 17, 2008
Two outstanding performances and marvelously written dialogue make "Conversations with my Gardener" so engrossing that the picture is well on its way before one recognizes its time worn formula.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Boyd van Hoeij
July 18, 2007
Anyone expecting huge explosions and frenetic car chases might be disappointed, but it will satisfy those looking for an intimate drama in which the conversation is at least a tad more sophisticated than "Letsgetoudahere!"
David Gritten
Daily Telegraph (UK)
November 21, 2008
Such life lessons could clearly seem maudlin and patronising. But director Jean Becker and his two excellent leads opt for understatement, and the film finally achieves a subtle triumph - a mood that is both celebratory and bittersweet.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Tim Evans
Sky Movies
November 21, 2008
A sweet-natured, truthful tale, this one is definitely a grower.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jennie Kermode
Eye for Film
November 24, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Matthew Turner
November 20, 2008
Engaging, beautifully acted and ultimately moving drama, though the pacing and general lack of plot are occasionally frustrating.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
November 1, 2007
An intimate, revealing and moving portrait of two men, the joys of Conversations With My Gardener lie in the exchanges between Daniel Auteuil's painter and Jean-Pierre Darroussin's gardener. It is a pleasure to watch two of the veterans of French Cinema a
Jonathan Kiefer
Sacramento News & Review
June 6, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Tom Dawson
November 21, 2008
This two-hander may not take many formal risks but it remains a gentle, humane work that's beautifully acted by Auteuil and Darroussin.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Kevin Maher
Times (UK)
November 21, 2008
Conversations with My Gardener is an affectionate rural French character piece that is mercilessly devoid of any message other than an appreciation of close friendship and the simple rustic pleasures of kippers and fresh vegetables.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Peter Calder
New Zealand Herald
October 19, 2007
A beguiling and beautifully realised film in which two men, who haven't seen each other since they were kids, sit and talk.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Derek Malcolm
London Evening Standard
November 21, 2008
This is simply made, well acted and in the end movingly able to show us how two totally different men cleave to each other.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Leslie Felperin
March 2, 2011

Screen International
July 31, 2007

Sydney Morning Herald
November 9, 2007
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Hollywood Reporter
January 15, 2008
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