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Monte Carlo Reviews

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Michael Hann
Guardian
October 20, 2011
[A] good-natured but insipid vehicle for tween star Selena Gomez...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Grae Drake
Movies.com
July 8, 2011
There isn't much for adults in this at all, but Leighton Meester at least keeps things snappy for anyone trying to enjoy this on an ironic level.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Belinda Hazleton
FILMINK (Australia)
September 21, 2011
The locations make for enjoyable viewing, but disappointingly this bland teenage drama never transcends its formulaic approach.
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Keith Staskiewicz
Entertainment Weekly
June 30, 2011
It's all very silly and contrived, but it's also airy and agreeably laid-back, not unlike a decent vacation.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Stephanie Merry
Washington Post
July 1, 2011
The movie could have benefitted from shaving about 20 minutes off. There's no need to prolong the inevitable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
June 30, 2011
You take movies like this for what they are and for whom they're intended. But this script, this leaden direction ensures that even as the teen wish-fulfillment fantasy, complete with young women playing dress-up, "Monte Carlo" fails.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Corey Hall
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
July 1, 2011
...directed with benign indifference by Thomas Bezucha, whose main achievement seems to be taking the lens cap off before takes.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
June 30, 2011
It's chirpy, it's bright, there are pretty locations and lots happens. This is the kind of movie that can briefly hold the attention of a cat.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Alonso Duralde
TheWrap
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.
Alex Zane
The Sun (UK)
October 20, 2011
Meester especially is a lot better than this.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
David Aldridge
Radio Times
October 26, 2011
So corny that a cereal company could have sponsored it...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express (UK)
October 19, 2011
Sluggish, witless and desperately twee.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Radheyan Simonpillai
NOW Toronto
July 1, 2011
The luxurious Côte d'Azur town has never seemed so dull.
| Original Score: 1/5
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
July 1, 2011
"Monte Carlo" gambles that setting a bland screenplay in one of the world's most glamorous places will jazz up the movie. It loses that bet.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Greg Quill
Toronto Star
July 3, 2011
The movie sputs out like fizzled fireworks in the Monte Carlo night.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
June 30, 2011
Selena Gomez may have shot to stardom as a bratty wiseass on Wizards of Waverly Place, but it's her featureless dramatic chops that best benefit Monte Carlo.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Margaret Pomeranz
At the Movies (Australia)
September 21, 2011
Performances are generally twee, there's not a believable moment in the film -- it's like we're watching children dress up in adult clothes, and that's pretty much how they act.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Gary Wolcott
Tri-City Herald
July 1, 2011
Several times I was tempted to run out of the theater and to the edge of the fourth story balcony of the mall the theater is located in and throw myself off.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Todd McCarthy
Hollywood Reporter
June 30, 2011
A less-than-bubbly teen comic romp aimed at little princesses.
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
July 7, 2011
... the movie does have its little pleasures, in an adolescent high-school-drama-club sort of way ...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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