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Roman de gare Reviews

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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
October 18, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: B
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August 22, 2008
Lelouch is now 71 years old, and I bet he's never had as much fun with a film. Roman de Gare threads plots and characters and twists together like a demented weaver.
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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
June 27, 2008
Even if the game isn't entirely successful, it's fun to play along.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
June 6, 2008
Forty years after his breakout success as a filmmaker, Claude Lelouch makes something of a comeback with his playful and sexy whodunit, Roman de Gare.
| Original Score: 4/5
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Andrea Gronvall
Chicago Reader
May 30, 2008
Lelouch and his longtime writing partner, Pierre Uytterhoeven, slyly exploit and subvert audience expectations.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
May 23, 2008
I think I understand the alternative realities of the plot, and I concede the loose ends are tied up, sort of, but I didn't care.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Richard Nilsen
Arizona Republic
May 22, 2008
Don't go to the theater expecting too much and you can't help but leave with a smile on your face.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Sid Smith
Chicago Tribune
May 22, 2008
Lelouch's deft touch with various cinematic styles, however surface, enables him to interweave pastoral elegy, quirky social comedy and thriller with fluid ease.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
May 16, 2008
The movie is more entertaining than it is logical; its narrative leaps are sometimes ahead of our ability to believe them. But as the compellingly enigmatic Pierre, Pinon keeps us rapt.
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
May 16, 2008
An ingenuous knot of plot, expertly tangled, in which nothing is quite what it seems.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
May 16, 2008
Pinon and Dana are so striking together.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
May 16, 2008
If you're willing to go along with it, as I was, then being manipulated -- or at least actively misled -- becomes a pleasure.
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
May 9, 2008
It's the smartest and best suspense movie you're likely to see for a while.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com
May 1, 2008
A glossy, enjoyable thriller that isn't quite as tricky or Hitchcockian as it wants to be, Roman de Gare gets by on high style and nice central performances by rubber-faced Dominique Pinon and Audrey Dana.
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
April 30, 2008
A sly catalog of deceits and a gentle commentary on slippery creativity and desire.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
April 25, 2008
Lelouch's film is the cinematic equivalent, enjoyable fluff that your mind will discard after the closing credits -- but worth seeing nevertheless.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
April 25, 2008
The story's Hitchcockian plot loses steam quickly, though Pinon's salty presence keeps things from getting totally bloodless.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
April 25, 2008
[Director Lelouch] doesn't really move much beyond his usual glib panache here, but the plot is intriguing and so are the actors.
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
April 25, 2008
The twists and convolutions of the film's beginning and end enable a middle that is dizzying domestic comedy.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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Sam Adams
AV Club
April 24, 2008
Roman De Gare's neatest trick is [Dominique] Pinon's performance, which draws out a hitherto unseen leading-man allure.
| Original Score: B-
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Rafer Guzman
Newsday
April 24, 2008
Despite the superb acting and wonderfully sly dialogue, Roman de Gare can't tie all its bows neatly enough to be truly satisfying.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
April 24, 2008
Despite all my reservations, I think it is worth seeing, though I do not approve of all the trickery involved.
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David Fear
Time Out
April 24, 2008
Though Lelouch has toned down his penchant for putting pretty pictures ahead of plot, there's still a nagging sense of disposability.
| Original Score: 3/6
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
April 22, 2008
The term 'Hitchcockian' has become overused in recent years, but here is a movie to which it deserves to be applied.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Anthony Lane
New Yorker
April 21, 2008
The problem with Roman de Gare is that the tale grabs you more than the telling.
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
April 17, 2008
With a winning combination of tension, romance and humor and picturesque locations from Paris to Burgundy's vineyards to the seashore at Cannes, the film is a Francophile's feast.
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
April 11, 2008
It's vintage Lelouch, a cinematic page-turner racing from chic winery to hardscrabble farm to sleek yacht on the Mediterranean.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Richard James Havis
Hollywood Reporter
March 17, 2008
Infectiously enjoyable.
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Scott Foundas
Variety
March 12, 2008
Self-financed pic, which opens in Gaul on June 27, won't do much to win Lelouch any new fans at home or abroad. But it should amply please the old ones.