The Favourite Game

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Total Count: 5


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A lusty Montreal playboy takes a voyage of self-discovery in this adaptation of poet-singer-writer Leonard Cohen's first novel.


Critic Reviews for The Favourite Game

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (2)

  • Clarifies what may well be a law of nature: That only Leonard Cohen can get away with being Leonard Cohen.

    May 2, 2003 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • The movie is saddled with a first-person voice-over that makes the character a little more self-conscious and harder to take.

    May 2, 2003 | Rating: 2.5/4
  • Cohen's appeal to filmmakers is understandable, but Hébert needed to work harder to reshape his source material into a cinematic form.

    May 2, 2003 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • Somehow, director-screenwriter Bernar Hebert manages to keep you hooked into the story, even though Leo is not a sympathetic character.

    May 2, 2003 | Rating: 3/5
  • Like song lyrics that look clunky when written on the page, lines from the book die a thousand deaths when they come out of the mouths of the actors.

    May 2, 2003 | Rating: 1.5/5 | Full Review…

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