La Fille de Monaco (The Girl from Monaco) - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

La Fille de Monaco (The Girl from Monaco) Reviews

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Jeanne Kaplan
Kaplan vs. Kaplan
July 7, 2009
C'est dommage, I have encountered a real French dud!
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David Kaplan
Kaplan vs. Kaplan
July 7, 2009
So what else is there to remotely recommend this film? As the French say, "rien".
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Ben Mankiewicz
At the Movies
July 6, 2009
It was a perfect blend of satire and tension.
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Ben Lyons
At the Movies
July 6, 2009
The film dances around suspense and satire, but achieves little of both.
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Noel Murray
AV Club
July 3, 2009
Fontaine puts a string of similarly striking images in succession, but they don't really coalesce into a movie.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Joel Brown
Boston Globe
July 3, 2009
The Girl From Monaco doesn't seem to know whether it wants to be a sprightly sex comedy or an enigmatic little thriller. Unfortunately, it's neither very funny nor very thrilling.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
July 3, 2009
This is a modest but expertly performed piece. And this summer, surrounded by lesser, louder, bigger and dumber diversions, it's especially welcome.
| Original Score: 3/4
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
July 3, 2009
The Girl From Monaco may be momentarily entertaining, but don't expect anything profound from the lightweight saga as it wends its way to its contrived, TV-movie conclusion.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
July 3, 2009
It's often sparkling, always stylish -- but ultimately no more significant than another day at an overpriced resort.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
July 3, 2009
The Girl From Monaco is a romantic comedy/drama, but the most appealing relationship has nothing to do with the girl of the title.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
July 3, 2009
Somehow Ms. Fontaine's attempt to mix styles and genres does not quite work, and instead of drawing tighter, The Girl from Monaco snaps and slackens, its apparent ingenuity revealed as a dubious contrivance.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
July 3, 2009
The Girl from Monaco is not more than an entertainment, but an assured and well-oiled one.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
July 3, 2009
At best diverting, at worst an almost self-parodic compendium of French film cliches.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
July 3, 2009
Some movies create an inviting world for the viewer. This is one of them.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
July 3, 2009
...isn't much of a movie but offers scrumptious views. Watching this movie makes you feel rich and sun-kissed and slightly decadent.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
July 2, 2009
The film, having paraded itself fairly clumsily as a romantic comedy with psychological twists, turns absurdly serious on the treacherous roads that hug Monaco's cliffs.
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John Anderson
Washington Post
July 2, 2009
For all the elasticity of the form, Anne Fontaine's Girl is still a cloying bit of business, rarely very funny and never smart enough to make a solid point, at least about anything we don't already know.
Tricia Olszewski
Washington City Paper
July 2, 2009
The film's love triangle and subsequent tonal 180 is a head-scratcher that renders it neither a comedy nor drama. What it feels like instead is a trifle -- and not one compelling enough to recommend.
Chris Cabin
Filmcritic.com
July 2, 2009
Obsessed with the image of its tall and tan leading lady, The Girl from Monaco ends up a weak cocktail with a big red cherry floating between its ice cubes.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
July 2, 2009
A confection that has gone sour before you've finished consuming it.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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