Read My Lips Reviews

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October 4, 2002
Audiard has created one of those rare, commercially released movies that trades in actual, honest-to-god surprise.
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.
September 20, 2002
See it now, before the inevitable Hollywood remake flattens out all its odd, intriguing wrinkles.
September 9, 2002
This is only Audiard's third film, but it should put him in the top ranks of international filmmakers.
September 5, 2002
It's neither as romantic nor as thrilling as it should be. But it offers plenty to ponder and chew on as its unusual relationship slowly unfolds.
August 9, 2002
Thoughtful, provocative and entertaining.
August 9, 2002
It's erotic, suspenseful and built around two surprising characters. Even better, it doesn't feel like every other thriller we've ever seen.
July 26, 2002
Fascinating and transgressive love story.
July 26, 2002
A beautifully calibrated drama.
July 26, 2002
Read My Lips is not a heist film, a thriller, a twisted romance, a film noir or a character study, but a unique concoction that bends all these genres to its vision.
July 26, 2002
An inventive, propulsive office thriller.
July 25, 2002
There's real visual charge to the filmmaking, and a strong erotic spark to the most crucial lip-reading sequence.
July 25, 2002
A sharp, inventive mix of love story and film noir.
July 25, 2002
Overall, it's the best French thriller since With a Friend Like Harry two years ago.
July 19, 2002
Read My Lips is not about deafness, lip-reading, crime or sex, but about that discovery; the plot simply provides the rails on which it rides.
July 18, 2002
The powerful success of Read My Lips with such provocative material shows why, after only three films, director/co-writer Jacques Audiard, though little known in this country, belongs in the very top rank of French filmmakers.
July 18, 2002
This is a finely written, superbly acted offbeat thriller.
July 11, 2002
The pleasure of Read My Lips is like seeing a series of perfect black pearls clicking together to form a string. We're drawn in by the dark luster.
July 11, 2002
The attraction between these two marginal characters is complex from the start -- and, refreshingly, stays that way.
July 11, 2002
Read My Lips is to be viewed and treasured for its extraordinary intelligence and originality as well as its lyrical variations on the game of love.
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