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Populaire Reviews

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September 5, 2017
It takes a while to get going and the constant clack, clack, clacking can start to grate but Populaire is a warm and stylish film with plenty of polished charm.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 10, 2013
A clever movie of considerable wit and charm. Its only fault is that it could have been a bit shorter and benefitted from the trim. Still, it's time well spent.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 26, 2013
It's neatly formatted, but if there's a message in the margins of this manuscript, "Populaire" doesn't spell it out.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 26, 2013
There is really no film to compare it to.
September 23, 2013
After all those words pounded onto the typewriter, this throwback finds a way to capture the big L in any language.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 22, 2013
As if Mad Men had never happened, French romantic comedy Populaire takes a breezy, light-hearted approach to the late-1950s world of brooding male bosses and their demurely pretty secretaries.
September 19, 2013
As romantic comedy it's uneven, but as an ode to something long gone, "Populaire" hits the right notes.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 19, 2013
Even when there's tragedy around the turn, it doesn't matter. Populaire plays like a musical - you expect anyone, at any time, to break into song.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 19, 2013
It works on a design porn level, but that's about it.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
September 18, 2013
It's a gorgeous picture that's highly amusing, allowing viewers to lose themselves in the fantasy of love, rivalry, and typing. Yes, typing. Any film that can make typewriters as cool as hot rods deserves a look.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
September 14, 2013
Never less than cute
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 13, 2013
[Populaire] does run through the expected paces with admirable style, with a glossy, Technicolor production design that sometimes makes it seem it might have been made in the '50s, not just set there.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 13, 2013
There's a breezy throwback quality that adds a modest level of amusement and visual flair to this otherwise predictable French romantic comedy.
September 13, 2013
A nice throwback, but less typing, please.
Full Review | Original Score: B
September 12, 2013
Roinsard, who wrote his feature debut with Daniel Presley and Romain Compingt, is unabashedly in love with cheesy, cornball sentiment, which he dusts off and polishes to a fair-thee-well.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 12, 2013
Is this remake really necessary? Maybe not, but to worry about that is to risk missing out on a lot of fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 12, 2013
Roinsard labors mightily to eke laughs and excitement out of '50s secretaries in Technicolor dresses, towering heels, and awkward hairdos hammering away at keyboards, with limited success.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 12, 2013
This first-time feature from director Regis Roinsard explodes with color and fun as it resurrects the spirit and fashions of those Rock Hudson/Doris Day movies from the 1950s.
September 12, 2013
[A] sweet but slight homage to the 50s and 60s.
September 12, 2013
"Populaire" is catnip for a certain breed of twee Francophile.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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