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Based on 36 Reviews
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  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Acted with relish by a note-perfect cast -- a romantic comedy of true sophistication. There's a sting in every laugh. show more

  • 75
    Edward Guthmann San Francisco Chronicle

    Captures the effervescence and playfulness of Johnson's novel, even as it attempts to shoehorn a tangle of characters and situations. show more

  • 63
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    A tasty bonbon, initially appealing but not terribly satisfying. show more

  • 20
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    A generally mirthless comedy of manners. show more

  • 75
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    In this episodic film with a soupcon of "Sex and the City" (just as the Merchant Ivory Slaves of New York presaged the HBO hit), cross-cultural misunderstanding, not character, is the point. show more

  • 50
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    The French may be guilty of some bad behavior, but that's no reason to punish them with the shapeless, deceptively crass Le Divorce, a Merchant-Ivory production in which all things Gallic are reduced to quirks of snobbery, misogyny and haute selfishness. show more

  • 70
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    Utterly charming and not without those subtle insights into character and culture that mark their (Merchant Ivory) best films. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    While there are too many characters in too much story for the movie to really involve us, it's amusing as a series of sketches about how the French think they are a funny race (or the Americans, take your choice). show more

  • 75
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    No masterpiece, but that shouldn't dissuade moviegoers from giving it a whirl as a flavorful alternative to the summer's more gimmicky fare. show more

  • 75
    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    This present-day Paris of Le Divorce is smartly shot and costumed, and the whole affair is breezy and uncharacteristically insouciant, given the reserved nature of the folks responsible for it. show more

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