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Little White Lies Reviews

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Shaun Munro
What Culture
April 13, 2011
Not without its moments, but ultimately it's too much about privileged people and their "problems". It's like an overlong Woody Allen film minus the wit and self-aware middle-class mockery.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Stephanie Merry
Washington Post
September 7, 2012
As the movie wears on ... the melodrama amps up to a final scene capable of draining any remaining pathos.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Charlie Lyne
Ultra Culture
October 20, 2010
Undeniably subtle, affecting and -- at times -- masterfully directed. Unfortunately, it's also totally forgettable.
Graham Young
Birmingham Mail
April 26, 2011
A relatively unstructured running time of 154 minutes would test the patience of a saint at any time.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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James Berardinelli
September 13, 2012
At times, it's amusing. At times, it's tragic. At times, it's romantic. But, like many vacations, it's way, way too long.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
August 23, 2012
A movie built from strung-together set pieces.
Leo Robson
Financial Times
April 13, 2011
At times the film seems like a farce without jokes, at others like a satire without observations.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Robert Levin
September 1, 2012
It lasts an astonishing 154 minutes, pushing on so far past its expiration date that you'll squirm uncomfortably for the final act.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
September 20, 2012
I just looked over the notepad on which I jotted my thoughts about the movie and I see that, at one point, for reasons I no longer remember, I was solving a math problem.
| Original Score: 1/4
Joseph Jon Lanthier
Slant Magazine
August 20, 2012
The specific narrative handicaps throughout are mostly too banal to warrant exegesis, though the choice of vintage pop tunes for dramatic underscoring is particularly grating.
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Jordan Mintzer
September 12, 2010
With a meandering 2 1/2-hour edit that could easily lose a reel or two, the fun gives way to several longueurs midway through.
Tricia Olszewski
Washington City Paper
October 5, 2012
You go from sympathizing with [the characters] to wishing their time together would just end already.
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
August 24, 2012
A film this long should end with the audience feeling it knows the characters like old friends. Instead it ends with an outside observer delivering an insight that isn't really an insight.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
March 11, 2011
full review at Movies for the Masses
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Jon Frosch
The Atlantic
June 11, 2012
More than two hours and thirty minutes of bland images and platitude-heavy breakthroughs.
Brent Simon
September 26, 2012
A bloated, melodramatic and ultimately emotionally impenetrable affair, centering around a collection of Parisian friends whose bonds are tested when one of their group is involved in an automobile accident.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
August 23, 2012
Although these friends have some fun horsing around in the water, their conflicts and rivalries make for a tense, joyless holiday that is anything but relaxing.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
August 31, 2012
It's just that, when it's over, 2 1/2 hours seems too big an investment for just pretty good.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
September 6, 2012
Little White Lies wants to capture something momentous and meaningful in these people's lives. But ultimately it's hard to care.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
September 13, 2012
The overall tone of "Little White Lies" feels off, or maybe it just doesn't translate to American audiences.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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