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Jet Lag Reviews

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
September 20, 2003
Manages to surprise and absorb the viewer in ways that your typical 'meet cute' romance never would.
| Original Score: 4/5
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
August 18, 2003
All the usual meet-cute tropes are trotted out -- room service hassles, bed-sharing dilemmas -- but Reno and Binoche make a fine pair and the Parisian setting somehow makes it all seem fresher.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
August 15, 2003
The script is definitely mediocrity mixed with complication.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
July 31, 2003
A movie so thin it borders on nonexistence.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
July 17, 2003
A piffle of a romantic comedy that wastes its stars.
| Original Score: C
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Bill Muller
Arizona Republic
July 10, 2003
A stagy romantic comedy that lacks an energetic story but is rescued by the talents of its two stars.
| Original Score: 3/5
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
June 30, 2003
A talky French romantic comedy that fails to trade in on the innate charisma of its two leads, Juliette Binoche and Jean Reno.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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John Hartl
Seattle Times
June 27, 2003
There's little chemistry between the stars, Juliette Binoche and Jean Reno, and even less conviction in the roles they're assigned.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
June 27, 2003
An enjoyable getaway into retro romance.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle
June 27, 2003
Jet Lag is a time-waster that might be diversionary on a dull cross-Atlantic flight -- but only in the absence of alternatives.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Tom Long
Detroit News
June 27, 2003
Light, flighty and just smart enough, Jet Lag isn't worth losing sleep over, but it is worth seeing.
| Original Score: B-
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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
June 27, 2003
The movie equivalent of one of those paperbacks bought to pass the time when your own flight has been delayed: It's distracting enough to keep your mind off the fantasy of throttling someone without adding any real weight to your carry-ons.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Philip Wuntch
Dallas Morning News
June 27, 2003
An unabashed chick flick that guys can enjoy.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
June 27, 2003
Jet Lag is sort of a grown-up version of Before Sunrise... The difference between the two films is sort of depressing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
June 27, 2003
Slender but surprisingly smart and pleasing.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
June 27, 2003
There isn't a moment you won't see coming a kilometer away.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
June 27, 2003
It's fluff with flavor.
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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
June 27, 2003
It's got a subtext but not a subplot.
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
June 19, 2003
This is the kind of movie that they show on planes -- white noise that lulls you to sleep.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
June 16, 2003
... succinct, smart and sweet.
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Rex Reed
New York Observer
June 13, 2003
Director Thompson and her two A-list stars take a grand holiday from their usual seriousness, exploring all of the possibilities offered by this situation with charm and style.
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Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
June 13, 2003
Who knew that Juliette Binoche and Jean Reno could be unlikable?
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
June 13, 2003
A peppy romantic trifle from France that rises above the mundane on the strength of its beautifully detailed lead performances.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
June 13, 2003
An alarmingly unfunny French comedy where the two main characters are constantly yakking on a cell phone at an airport.
| Original Score: 1/4
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Manohla Dargis
Los Angeles Times
June 12, 2003
Rose gives as good as she gets, and one of the film's exceedingly modest pleasures is watching how the director rescues this woman from stereotype and Félix's (and our) prejudice.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Jan Stuart
Newsday
June 12, 2003
Director Daniele Thompson and her son/ co-screenwriter Christopher Thompson have trouble finding a comfortable balance between Hollywood homage and anti-Hollywood (as in French-intimate) comedy.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly
June 12, 2003
Excellent fluff français, leavened with charm, wit and smart observation about the way we love now.
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
June 11, 2003
It's a pleasure to encounter a confectionary love story in which a man and woman of age and experience discover feelings that youth, more and more, has a patent on in Hollywood.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
October 10, 2002
Seen for what it is, the film is enjoyable, though nothing sticks in the mind when the lights come up.