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Based on 39 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 2 )
  • 88
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    An emotional powerhouse. show more

  • 100
    Ruthe Stein San Francisco Chronicle

    Hauntingly tells a story older than the Odyssey and as timely as today's body count from Iraq. show more

  • 88
    Mike Clark USA Today

    A long movie that almost wears out its 21/4-hour welcome, yet it's full of surprises. show more

  • 100
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Rapturously beautiful, startlingly audacious and often very funny, the film employs many of the techniques that were used so pleasingly in "Amélie." show more

  • 75
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    A Very Long Engagement is "Cold Mountain" with French people. show more

  • 75
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    There are many ways to say that war is hell, but few filmmakers have said it with as much imagination, humor, intrigue and humanity as Jean-Pierre Jeunet in A Very Long Engagement. show more

  • 80
    The Hollywood Reporter

    Jeunet provides numerous pleasures, particularly visual, along the way. show more

  • 100
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    It's a magical film which manages to transport and rivet us in the same highly-imaginitive, breezily playful way "Amelie" did. show more

  • 100
    Michael Sragow Baltimore Sun

    Unfolds amid the mechanized carnage of World War I. Yet everything in it is personal. That's why it's a masterpiece. show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Jeunet brings everything together -- his joyously poetic style, the lovable Tautou, a good story worth the telling -- into a film that is a series of pleasures stumbling over one another in their haste to delight us. show more

  • April 23, 2010 drarthurwells
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    Engrossing love story. Well worth watching.

  • October 01, 2009 lionelgalen
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    I hate most sub-title movies--this was the pleasent exception--well done well acted,and a real joy!!!!!!! 5 star picture

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