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Based on 7 Reviews
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  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    I can imagine it as a sex comedy, as a romance, as a bittersweet exploration of lonely people. Schleppi has a little of all three elements at work here, but it's Tim Blake Nelson's character who keeps the plot from spinning out of control. show more

  • 63
    Robert K. Elder Chicago Tribune

    A Foreign Affair's flaws make it even more of an enigma, as graceless as it is endearing. show more

  • 60
    Merle Bertrand Film Threat

    For nothing but pure goofy escapism, A Foreign Affair is at least worth a fling. show more

  • 60
    Scott Foundas Variety

    An odd concoction: an English-language movie made by Dutch filmmakers working with an American cast on location in Russia and Mexico. That strangeness, combined with sharp casting and affectionate performances, is a big part of "Affair's" charm. show more

  • 50
    Hazel-Dawn Dumpert L.A. Weekly

    The photography is clear and colorful, the acting just fine, and the pace steady. However, the wan script by Geert Heetebrij imbues the brothers with so little personality that their respective transformations -- pack no emotional punch. show more

  • 50
    Los Angeles Times

    Neither funny enough to be a comedy nor serious enough to pass for drama, and it ambles along aimlessly before grinding to an unconvincing halt. show more

  • 40
    Hank Sartin Chicago Reader

    There are a few witty touches (POV shots given to the urn holding the mother's ashes) but the mood swings erratically and ineffectively from deadpan drollery to heartfelt romance. show more

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