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Pretty Baby Reviews

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February 1, 2018
It takes a robust and humorous approach to life in a brothel, where the work done is less important than the community spirit; and "naughty" would be a far better word to describe the sex scenes, while the rest is decidedly nice.
February 1, 2018
Beautifully shot and subtly rendered.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
February 1, 2018
Louis Malle's Pretty Baby is a pleasant surprise: After all the controversy and scandal surrounding its production, it turns out to be a good-hearted, good-looking, quietly elegiac movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 1, 2018
The pervasive romanticism and the psychological shallowness left me feeling bored long before the end.
February 1, 2018
Despite its notoriety, this period drama is cosier than might have been expected.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 12, 2012
This visually evocative tale of a child prostitue, Louis Malle's first American film, is not as strong as his next (Atlantic City), but Susan Sarandon and Brooke Shields are splendid.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
March 26, 2009
The story highlights are confined within a narrow range of ho-hum dramatization.
November 1, 2007
An inert and boring morality tale that should please neither sensationalists nor puritans.
Full Review | Original Score: C
June 24, 2006
Despite the scandalised yelps about child pornography, a film of disarmingly subversive innocence.
September 8, 2005
While it oozes with atmosphere and Sarandon is superb, the story never comes together and Malle's treatment of Shields is kinda creepy.
| Original Score: 2/5
April 29, 2005
powerfully disturbing
| Original Score: 4/5
August 8, 2004
It was shocking in its day, perhaps... but today... [it] can't hope to be as provocative...
January 31, 2004
Sexy Sarandon in an early role as the whore mom of child prostitute Brook Shields.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
November 14, 2003
worthy of strong consideration
| Original Score: 3.5/5
November 5, 2003
It was once shocking and dull. Now it's just dull.
| Original Score: 2/5
July 5, 2003
Susan Sarandon, as Hattie, is seamless and flawless, not to mention at her shapliest best.
May 20, 2003
The most imaginative, most intelligent, and most original film of the year to date.
January 1, 2000
Dull and lifeless.
November 20, 2007
| Original Score: 5/5
July 1, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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