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  • 38
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    With that cast, we rightfully expect fireworks. What we get is the film equivalent of a wet blanket. show more

  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    What distinguishes Pattinson in the role is the sense he conveys of someone roiling and churning beneath a surface that is almost, but not quite, calm. show more

  • 38
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Laughably bad adaptation of a Guy de Maupassant novel. show more

  • 40
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    Though gorgeous to look at, the first feature from Declan Donnellan and Nick Ormerod has an undeniable void at its very center: an utterly blank leading man. show more

  • 40
    The Hollywood Reporter

    A flavorless literary adaptation sunk by a lead actor, screenwriter and co-directors that are all out of their depth. show more

  • 65
    Michelle Orange Movieline

    On the whole Bel Ami is highly watchable. show more

  • 50
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    The surprise for me is Christina Ricci, who I think of as undernourished and nervous, but who flowers here in warm ripeness. show more

  • 50
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    Robert Pattinson isn't all that bad in Bel Ami. He just isn't right. show more

  • 50
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    At least the set design and costumes are excellent. The movie feels overstuffed and undercooked but it always looks nice. show more

  • 50
    Nick Schager Slant Magazine

    A coherent characterization of Robert Pattinson's striving schemer is nowhere to be found in this pedestrian period piece. show more

  • October 08, 2012 MARY P
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    I hear ev1 say that robert pattinson is such a bad actor i thought he was superb in this i saw it 3 times n i think he is doing really ************ a must c movie

  • August 17, 2012 Cutie Dalmatian
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    I don't understand why this movie should get such bad reviews by critics when it is quite a fine mainstream film of an important novel by a prominent 19th-century French writer. Instead, critics seem to much prefer Woody Allen's To Rome with Love that I thought was a bit mediocre, despite the fact that Rome is one of the cities that I consider to be my second home.

  • May 31, 2012 pr00000000125027
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    Well the release was screwed up getting pushed back months and months.....but go on Amazon and rent the pre-release.....it is worth the rental.....they gave me 48 hrs to watch....and I watched it several times. I truely enjoyed this film.

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