Mona Lisa Reviews

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April 20, 2010
No wonder audiences have taken to this gritty romance as to a mongrel puppy; for at heart Mona Lisa is an old-fashioned poor-soul weepie, and George is less a Cagney rakehell than a Chaplin tramp.
March 26, 2009
Skillfully combines comedy and thriller, romance and sleaze.
June 24, 2006
A wonderful achievement, a dark film with a generous heart in the shape of an extraordinarily touching performance from Hoskins.
May 20, 2003
It's like watching the departure of an ocean liner. After all of the initial excitement, you're left on the dock, alone, wondering what all the fuss was about.
January 29, 2002
January 1, 2000
The movie's ending is a little too neat for my taste. But in a movie like this, everything depends on atmosphere and character, and Mona Lisa knows exactly what it is doing.
April 11, 2018
A charming, pulsating journey that's a mish-mash of crime thriller, drama and romance, laced with just a smidge of humour.
October 11, 2014
A dreary but compelling romantic crime thriller about love being the important ingredient in life.
May 6, 2014
A superb cast lead by Bob Hoskins in the performance of his career.
July 6, 2011
The bracing peaks of image, acting, and narrative architecture handily win the day over a scenario that always feels more like a willfully engineered exercise than a fully plausible reality.
June 17, 2011
The acting of Bob Hoskins in Jordan's disturbing Odd Couple tale is superb.
September 4, 2010
August 29, 2010
As a study of social faades as a means of social climbing, and as a character study of Hoskins' would-be angel, Mona Lisa excels... [Blu-ray]
April 20, 2010
A detailed, thoughtful film that sensitively explores the emotions within its seedy, exploitative milieu.
April 20, 2010
Sublime acting all round, including a convincingly sinister Michael Caine as the big boss happy to profit from the loss of innocence.
August 2, 2009
manipulates the commodities of its genre to create something fresh and unique
April 10, 2009
It's a crime film, and it can be intense and lurid, but it's first and foremost about these characters and Mona Lisa takes its time and gets to know them.
November 23, 2007
Beautifully quirky, taboo, and British.
December 6, 2005
September 11, 2005
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