The Pretty One Reviews

February 28, 2014
The film is trite on the surface, but through some complex plotting, writer-director Jenée LaMarque slyly incorporates foreboding themes of guilt and delusion that push the farcical elements to the brink.
February 20, 2014
The whole movie has a damp, logy texture. It could have used a rewrite or a re-edit just to dry it out.
February 20, 2014
What would "The Pretty One" be without Zoe Kazan's pixieish melancholy and offbeat comic timing? Not much.
February 20, 2014
It would take a lot of charm for "The Pretty One" to overcome that creepy premise, but the movie doesn't have it.
February 20, 2014
"The Pretty One" is a movie with a few touching moments and others that prompt eye rolls.
February 7, 2014
Zoe Kazan breathes fresh, exciting life into a tried-and-true high concept, playing opposite herself as twentysomething identical twins in "The Pretty One."
February 6, 2014
You are urged to laugh and cry, but the best you are likely to manage is a polite, embarrassed smile.
February 6, 2014
Like the film itself, Kazan is at her best when she's not trying so hard to be cute.
Top Critic
February 5, 2014
The good twin/bad twin conceit in 2014 doesn't have a shred of the original surprise, and Zoe Kazan doesn't have the chops to carry it off anyway.
February 4, 2014
Kazan holds together a decent coming-of-age script that's emotionally sincere if tonally unfocused.
February 4, 2014
You ... wish Kazan had more to work with.