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Venus Beauty Institute Reviews

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Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
December 6, 2005
While almost aggressively French in tone and style, nonetheless an affecting, if fragile and flawed, meditation on the realities of romance and aging.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Brandon Judell
Detour Magazine
June 3, 2003
Tonie Marshall's captured the tender yearnings, wistful aches, and the sticky confrontation of aging far better than even Estee Lauder could.
Full Review
May 15, 2003
It's not as if Baye's not great at displaying relationship disfunctionality, it's just that you can only thump the pillow so many times before it gets old.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 2, 2003
Director Tonie Marshall turns in a lightweight, enjoyable film where love wins out over all.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Ryan Cracknell
Apollo Guide
April 29, 2003
My biggest problem with Venus Beauty Institute is the mixed messages that it sends.
| Original Score: 61/100
Elias Savada
Nitrate Online
February 7, 2001
The French have just the right bring-me-down if you can't bear to drown yourself in a bowl of eggnog.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
January 31, 2001
Although pleasant enough, the movie, with its most memorable parts being its color scheme and sound effects, is not something worth recommending.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Bruce Feld
Film Journal International
January 1, 2000
Director Tonie Marshall's script is consistently absorbing, with a remarkable way of balancing wry and perceptive observations with the mundane.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 1, 2000
The one thing this film has going for it, is Nathalie Baye in the starring role.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Mark Halverson
Sacramento News & Review
August 7, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Cole Smithey
June 27, 2006
| Original Score: 4/5
Emanuel Levy
July 19, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 9, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Rob Blackwelder
December 11, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Kimberley Jones
Austin Chronicle
March 10, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
February 14, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
February 7, 2001
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
February 7, 2001
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Gary Mairs
February 1, 2001
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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Entertainment Weekly
October 12, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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