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  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    The smarter way to make this movie would have been to edit out everything extraneous to the story of Xavier and Wendy. They're the soul and heart of the movie, while everything else is pretty much dead weight. show more

  • 75
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Russian Dolls isn't quite the gem that its precursor was. It rambles. It's less of an ensemble effort. There's more of Xavier's moping self-centeredness. But Duris is terrific as the confused cusp-of-30 protagonist, and the rest of the cast is bright and beaming. show more

  • 63
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    Meandering, overlong digital soap opera. show more

  • 70
    Frank Scheck The Hollywood Reporter

    Another highly entertaining portrait of attractive young Europeans looking for personal and professional fulfillment amidst gorgeous locations. show more

  • 100
    New York Post

    Russian Dolls is itself a delightful mini-trip to Europe. Its overly cute bits are like cinematic tourist traps, but it's the beauty that stays with you. show more

  • 75
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    Klapisch's use of split screens, fragmented images and nouvelle vague-ish editing would be annoying if it weren't so in keeping with the youthful exuberance his characters haven't quite lost. show more

  • 75
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    The film isn't especially deep, but it's mostly delightful. show more

  • 63
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    Russian Dolls, like "L'Auberge," has an excellent cast (mostly the same one, in fact) and an impish style and speed that gives it more obvious audience appeal than the average French film. show more

  • 63
    Marta Barber Miami Herald

    The cast of renegades is as appealing as ever, and you'd only wish that the fictional folks of "Friends" or the cast of "Real World" were so free and nonjudgmental. show more

  • 60
    David Parkinson Empire

    For all its self-conscious pizzazz, this is irresistibly entertaining. show more

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