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

La Fille de Monaco (The Girl from Monaco) Reviews

November 16, 2011
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
July 24, 2009
The Girl from Monaco is a tease.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
July 24, 2009
An uncommonly shrewd and funny farce.
July 24, 2009
Luchini's trademark mannerisms, which in some films can be irritating, are here perfectly judged and appropriate. Zem confirms his growing stature as a boxoffice attraction, [and] Bourgoin does well to keep her character from veering into caricature.
July 24, 2009
A generally entertaining piece of fluff that's kept afloat by a weathered cast including Fabrice Luchini and Roschdy Zem.
July 24, 2009
As a solid thriller, La fille de Monaco feels like it's missed the mark.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 23, 2009
Despite Bourgoin's dazzling presence, it's the hollow-eyed Luchini who quietly takes over the film.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
July 6, 2009
It was a perfect blend of satire and tension.
July 6, 2009
The film dances around suspense and satire, but achieves little of both.
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+
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
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.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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
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
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+
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
July 3, 2009
At best diverting, at worst an almost self-parodic compendium of French film cliches.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 3, 2009
Some movies create an inviting world for the viewer. This is one of them.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
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.
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.
July 1, 2009
The modest pleasure of the film issues chiefly from the performances.