Monte Carlo Reviews

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February 18, 2012
October 21, 2011
A dull fantasy-farce of luxe hotel suites, hot guys and product-placement jewellery, a pretty unappetising mix that the film tries to justify at the end with some blather about Romanian orphanages.
October 21, 2011
A comprehensive waste of time and money.
October 20, 2011
[A] good-natured but insipid vehicle for tween star Selena Gomez...
October 20, 2011
Clichd and glitzy, it throws its lots in entirely with the romantic ideal of love and Monaco, but has a bubbling spirit and Meester drives a scooter in Grecian sandals impeccably.
October 20, 2011
Gomez, looking every bit the child bride, keeps strutting her actressy ambitions like a pushy diva hogging the dress-up-box.
October 18, 2011
Glossy entertainment for tweens. Avoid if you're over 14.
October 18, 2011
Ridiculously contrived, superficial throughout and too sugary, 'Monte Carlo' is still too innocent and convivial to cast too many aspersions on.
October 7, 2011
Teen girls who want a vicarious overseas jaunt are advised to follow Emma's lead in one scene of Monte Carlo and watch To Catch a Thief instead.
September 21, 2011
Its excess of spun sugar presents a distinct health hazard.
July 8, 2011
Writer/director Bezucha inefficiently draws out this first act. In the process, he encourages expectations of a more earnest, grounded-in-reality picture than the one Monte Carlo morphs into when it hard-turns into mistaken-identity whimsy.
July 8, 2011
I probably shouldn't admit this, but I was just fine with the mistaken identity tween girl fantasy coming of age drama Monte Carlo.
July 3, 2011
The movie sputs out like fizzled fireworks in the Monte Carlo night.
July 2, 2011
The scenery is pretty, the actresses work hard and it all goes by fairly quickly, if unmemorably.
July 1, 2011
Director Thomas Bezucha lingers too long on side plots and doesn't give the film emotional resonance.
July 1, 2011
After Selena Gomez's auspicious big-screen debut in Ramona and Beezus, Monte Carlo feels like two steps back for the Wizards of Waverly Place star.
July 1, 2011
The movie hits a surprising range of emotional grace notes, including several moments of genuine regret, and concludes with an understated moral lesson about the value of self-respect over social status,
July 1, 2011
Even within the manipulative Princess-for-a-Day genre, Disney Channel product Selena Gomez's Monte Carlo is a chintzy knockoff.
July 1, 2011
Director and co-writer Thomas Bezucha shows no particular flair for either of his jobs. But kids are unlikely to focus on the terrible editing, flat visuals, or lack of character development.
July 1, 2011
Despite its soul-searching pretensions, the movie hinges on what is essentially a con -- one bereft of tension and so sanitized for young female viewers that little room is left for temptation or humour or good old-fashioned summer shenanigans.
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