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Based on 16 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 5 )
  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Casadesus infuses Margueritte with a lilting quality, underscored by the sadness of someone who knows she is the last person standing and inhabits an alien world. show more

  • 60
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    If you could also use some time off, try his gentle new comedy. show more

  • 70
    The Hollywood Reporter

    An appealing coming-of-middle-age comedy, My Afternoons With Margueritte exhibits a pleasantly light touch even when dealing with some fairly weighty issues. show more

  • 75
    V.A. Musetto New York Post

    Depardieu's days as a leading man might be over, but he has a bright future in quirky roles like Germain. show more

  • 75
    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    The film isn't about the actor's intelligence. It's about his emotional radiance. show more

  • 75
    Joe Williams St. Louis Post-Dispatch

    The larger-than-life actor is as emblematic of his country as Tom Hanks is of ours, and My Afternoons With Margueritte is his "Forrest Gump." Only better. show more

  • 50
    Bill Weber Slant Magazine

    Germain's bonhomie with the bistro regulars has the feel of a TV comedy pilot, which is more than can be said of the monologues he speaks to his cat, one on the inadequacies of the dictionary. show more

  • 25
    Washington Post

    It is a predictable, undernourished love story. We never quite learn why Margueritte feels so close to Germain or why he bothers with her. Characters appear and disappear, without much difference. show more

  • 80
    Richard Nilsen Arizona Republic

    The film is leisurely paced, as many French films are, and not much actually happens, but as a character study, it feels true, and ultimately moving. show more

  • 60
    Anna Smith Empire

    Charming slice of small-town France. show more

  • November 07, 2011 theandys2
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    A must see movie! Depardieux at his best.

  • October 25, 2011 Richard
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    Great feelings brought out by this gem of a film... Depardieux and all the others in the cast do a fantastic job - thoroughly French....A must see if you have feelings.

  • October 12, 2011 jpmutin
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    Very touching movie full of richness. Wish we could make movies like this in the USA.

  • September 30, 2011 illienusa
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    THe best of the French way to tell a story. Relationships unfold slowly, delicately, and we see the people open up and blossom. The film is a positive statement on the ability of people to change and interact with others. There is no excitement, no violence, no action,it is just a beautiful story about changing relationships. Five stars. Anna Belle

  • September 25, 2011 yg00000000102540
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    What a delightful movie! The storyline and acting were just wonderful. Highly recommend it.

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