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Based on 14 Reviews
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fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Ryan's comic timing continues to delight, while Kline is touchingly heartfelt as a man doing what is evidently all too easy to do -- fall in love with Meg Ryan. show more

  • 75
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    In French Kiss--a picture that isn't unusually funny or original but that has expert actors, smooth direction and ravishing French locales--we can get pleasure from the sheer, relaxed polish of it all, the effortless swing. It's a good time passer. [5 May 1995, p.C] show more

  • 50
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Kline's Frenchman is somehow not worldly enough, and Ryan's heroine never convinces us she ever loved her fiance in the first place. A movie about this kind of material either should be about people who feel true passion or should commit itself as a comedy. Compromise is pointless. show more

  • 50
    San Francisco Examiner

    French Kiss has only a tenuous hold on reality; it is far more fully steeped in the conventions of latter-day movie romance than in the messy actualities of real-life mating. show more

  • 50
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    The delicate air of romance that often makes this sort of film worthwhile is absent. French Kiss does it by the numbers, not from the heart. show more

  • 50
    Liam Lacey The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    For a screwball comedy, it takes a long time to wind up, and Kline's Frenchman is an outright cartoon. But Ryan manages to hold attention. [6 Oct 1995, p.C2] show more

  • 25
    Jay Carr Boston Globe

    French Kiss is a French miss. It's got the settings, but it has little magic, less charm and almost no chemistry between Meg Ryan's heartsick American innocent and Kevin Kline's shady Frenchman. [5 May 1995, p.57] show more

  • 30
    Austin Chronicle

    What it all boils down to is that if you don't mind that artificially flavored, plastic-bagged, stale pink and purple stuff that gets passed off as cotton candy these days, you will probably like French Kiss. But if I'm going to indulge in the sweet stuff, it needs to be fresher than this. show more

  • 67
    William Arnold Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    Kline saves the movie and makes it something special. He does this not only by mastering the dialect and mannerisms and convincing us he is French, but by skillfully underplaying the character and slowly revealing his humanity. It's a master star turn: He makes a better Gerard Depardieu than Gerard Depardieu. [5 May 1995, p.28] show more

  • 70
    Washington Post

    Ryan secretes cuteness as if suffering from an overactive pituitary gland. And in Lawrence Kasdan's latest, she gives you nothing more or less than herself. show more

  • July 29, 2008 emjayef
    Report This User

    One of my favorite movies of all time. Great scenery of Paris, Provence, and the Cote D'Azur. Great chemistry between Kevin Kline and Meg Ryan and terrific supporting roles by actors who went on to starring roles, including Francois Cluzet and Jean Reno.

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