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Monte Carlo Reviews

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Jason Best
Movie Talk
March 12, 2012
It's all frothy and silly, but Selena Gomez and her co-stars are sweet and appealing and are sure to win over the film's target audience.
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
February 18, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: B
Graham Young
Birmingham Mail
October 21, 2011
Mature viewers will appreciate the rare lack of bad language in what for them will be a reminder of screwball comedies past.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
October 20, 2011
Trashily enjoyable thanks to some expertly assembled clichés, an assortment of picturesque locations and likeable chemistry between the three leads.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

Sky Movies
October 19, 2011
This is a film that knows what its teen audience wants - and gives it to it in spades.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Derek Adams
Time Out
October 18, 2011
Ridiculously contrived, superficial throughout and too sugary, 'Monte Carlo' is still too innocent and convivial to cast too many aspersions on.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Leigh Paatsch
Herald Sun (Australia)
September 22, 2011
The film's tween-age target demographic will be perfectly content with what they see here.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Adam Bub
MovieFIX
September 21, 2011
It's a harmless yarn that's as buttery as popcorn and as sweet as a choc top. And who doesn't like a trip to the candy bar via Europe?
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile
September 18, 2011
If ever there was a setting suited to a Cinderella story, it is Monte Carlo and this feel-good chick-flick about decadence, dreams and romance will have every young girl ready to jump on a plane, hoping to live the fairytale
Carolyn Arends
Christianity Today
September 2, 2011
A winsome cast, a great location, and keeping the target audience in view bring an entertaining story that manages to have both a conscience and a heart.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
James Luxford
The National (UAE)
September 1, 2011
funny in places and while the plot is a rather formulaic take on The Prince and The Pauper, harismatic stars and a brisk pace make the more melodramatic moments forgivable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Brent Simon
Screen International
July 6, 2011
More than a bit silly and contrived, but so agreeably cast and well executed as to certainly mitigate these shortcomings for its core audience, who'll lap up the improbably romantic adventure.
| Original Score: C+
Jeff Bayer
The Scorecard Review
July 5, 2011
I'm shocked, but this movie respects its audience more than 'Larry Crowne' or 'Transformers 3'
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Jackie K. Cooper
jackiekcooper.com
July 5, 2011
A throwback to escapist rom com fare in the sixties. Totally unrealistic but still fun for the "tween" set.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Tony Medley
tonymedley.com
July 1, 2011
Bezucha directs the agreeable cast with a deft touch capturing the spirit of the old screwball comedies.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Top Critic
Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader
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,
Sandie Angulo Chen
Common Sense Media
July 1, 2011
Silly but sweet travel comedy says to be true to yourself.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
James Verniere
Boston Herald
July 1, 2011
'Monte Carlo' is a trip.
Full Review | Original Score: B
David Noh
Film Journal International
July 1, 2011
Glossy and flossy, more like cotton candy than a delicious soufflé, this romantic comedy should delight tween girls.
Brent Simon
Shared Darkness
May 15, 2012

Georgia Straight
July 18, 2011
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