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Read My Lips Reviews

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Nick Rogers
September 17, 2010
Crawling onto the razor's edge with bare hands, Jacques Audiard's film generates daringly uncomfortable, psychologically dangerous heat rarely found in romance of any stripe. Exhilaratingly paced, cleverly suspenseful and tastefully erotic.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 16, 2006
Un film en constante progression démarrant sur la note d'un drame exceptionnel pour se terminer sous les traits d'un des suspenses les mieux nantis des années 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
May 4, 2005
May be the finest thriller/romance hybrid of the new century.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Joshua Tanzer
March 13, 2004
Like the Vertigo-inspired Chinese film Suzhou River, it pays homage to Hitchcock without copying, and the results are original and thrilling in their own right.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Michael Dequina
January 7, 2004
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Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
August 24, 2003
Muito bem estruturada, a narrativa aproveita ao máximo suas várias reviravoltas para criar suspense e também para estabelecer uma forte tensão sexual entre os protagonistas.
| Original Score: 4/5
Mark Robison
Reno Gazette-Journal
July 29, 2003
"Read My Lips" surprises by making the viewer care more about the characters than the plot.
Full Review| Original Score: A
Brent Simon
Entertainment Today
May 27, 2003
Art-house to the core, Read My Lips is a genre-curling crime story that revives the free-wheeling noir spirit of old French cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
April 26, 2003
A delectable and intriguing thriller filled with surprises, Read My Lips is an original. This is a story of two misfits who don't stand a chance alone, but together they are magnificent.
Harry Guerin
RTÉ (Ireland)
April 8, 2003
Bring a date too, after this you might look at each other in a whole new light.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Lawrence Toppman
Charlotte Observer
January 10, 2003
The crime matters less than the characters, although the filmmakers supply enough complications, close calls and double-crosses to satisfy us.
Bryant Frazer
Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus
December 27, 2002
The fascinating, evolving relationship between Carla and Paul is the real subject of Read My Lips. The labyrinthine crime-drama landscape they navigate is the icing on the cake.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
December 16, 2002
An unorthodox little film noir organized crime story that includes one of the strangest love stories you will ever see.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Jason Anderson
November 19, 2002
[Audiard] combines a flair for enlivening genre conventions with a careful approach to his characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Steven Snyder
Zertinet Movies
November 5, 2002
Finally, the French-produced "Read My Lips" is a movie that understands characters must come first.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
October 25, 2002
...a rich and intelligent film that uses its pulpy core conceit to probe questions of attraction and interdependence and how the heart accomodates practical needs. It is an unstinting look at a collaboration between damaged people that may or may not qual
Full Review| Original Score: A-
Derek Tse
Jam! Movies
October 6, 2002
Devos and Cassel have tremendous chemistry -- their sexual and romantic tension, while never really vocalized, is palpable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Top Critic
Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
October 4, 2002
Audiard has created one of those rare, commercially released movies that trades in actual, honest-to-god surprise.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
October 4, 2002
Having changed into action gear, the picture never looks back, leaving two people who seemed wonderfully unique to do things that are cinematically trite.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
September 27, 2002
What makes the movie special is Emmanuelle Devos, whose performance as the secretary is full of surprises.
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