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Love Me if You Dare Reviews

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
September 10, 2004
Movie characters don't have to be nice, but they do need to be interesting. Nastiness without intrigue translates, in whatever language, to 'annoying.'
| Original Score: 2/4
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
July 9, 2004
Love Me If You Dare is far from everybody's cup of latte, but for those willing to take that dare, it has plenty to chew on.
| Original Score: 4/5
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Bill Muller
Arizona Republic
June 17, 2004
Melds the magic of childhood memories with the pain of unrequited love.
| Original Score: 4/5
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Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
June 10, 2004
There's an outlaw fascination in watching two people for whom going too far is never far enough.
| Original Score: B
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Tom Long
Detroit News
June 4, 2004
The problem is, the characters eventually start to seem like a couple of idiots.
| Original Score: D+
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Philip Wuntch
Dallas Morning News
June 3, 2004
The elegantly photographed, unconventional French romance was apparently intended as a valentine to individual liberation. If so, rarely has the line between individual liberation and selfish irresponsibility seemed so blurry.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
June 3, 2004
It is not to be missed.
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Susan Walker
Toronto Star
May 29, 2004
Has all the visual attributes and surface charm of Amelie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Ruthe Stein
San Francisco Chronicle
May 28, 2004
It stretches to the snapping point the French tendency to forgive lovers' transgressions, while presenting as love interests a pair of cretins whose casual cruelty and immature antics render them entirely loathsome.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
May 28, 2004
In this toxic tale of young psychopaths in love, the stylish, often stunning visuals are ultimately outmatched by the repellent protagonists at the story's center.
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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
May 28, 2004
Apparently, the idea of their passion is enough to save them from a life of boredom -- if only it had the same happy effect on us.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
May 28, 2004
Strangely frustrating, because Julien and Sophie choose misery and obsession as a lifestyle, and push far beyond reason.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
May 28, 2004
Someday, when Samuell finds something to say, he may make a great movie. For now, he's only playing games.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Glenn Lovell
San Jose Mercury News
May 27, 2004
The kind of clever, color-saturated novelty that dares you not to like it.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Robert K. Elder
Chicago Tribune
May 27, 2004
It's a pitch-black, Grimm Brothers-style fable that enchants, frustrates and ultimately dares you to love it. Even if you don't, you'll be riveted.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Jan Stuart
Newsday
May 21, 2004
Fetishizes one couple's mating game at the expense of anyone unlucky enough to be in their path.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
May 21, 2004
The sort of heavy-handed fantasy that gives 'insufferable whimsy' a bad name.
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Jonathan Foreman
New York Post
May 21, 2004
Slick but painfully precious, it strains to be darkly romantic but is bereft of genuine feeling.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
May 21, 2004
If you're able to take Love Me as a black comedy and suspend disbelief about the couple's mutual humiliations, it can be great fun.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
May 21, 2004
For all of Samuell's imaginative cinematic bravura, it is, finally, mainly exasperating. Phooey on Julien and Sophie's excruciating l'amour fou.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
May 20, 2004
Only the French, those self-proclaimed sages of 'l'amour fou,' would dream of concocting a surreal romantic allegory like Yann Samuell's grown-up fairy tale.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly
May 20, 2004
The rueful ghost of François Truffaut hovers over writer-director Yann Samuell's wonderfully capricious tale of Gallic lovers with no idea of when to say finis.
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
May 19, 2004
The award for the most annoying character to appear in a movie so far this year turns out to be a tie: It goes to both of the oh-so-swankly tormented romantic mischief makers of Love Me if You Dare.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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David Ng
Village Voice
May 18, 2004
Fans of Amélie will rejoice in the film's CGI-aided flights of fancy; all others will groan audibly and often as director Yann Samuell piles on the Nutrasweetened visuals.
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
May 11, 2004
The performances by Canet and Cotillard are wonderful; these two make one of the most delightful screen couples in recent years.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Lisa Nesselson
Variety
May 4, 2004
Valiant attempt to create a modern fairytale ends up being frustratingly creepy instead of haunting and memorable.
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Judith Prescott
Hollywood Reporter
December 3, 2003
Canet and Cotillard are highly convincing.