90

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
The good news about Claude Lelouch's And Now Ladies and Gentlemen -- there's no bad news -- is that the man who made the sublimely superficial "A Man and a Woman" almost four decades ago has grown in wisdom and artistry, but hasn't lost his love of glossy surfaces.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Has a goofy enthusiasm for itself that's contagious.
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75

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
The core relationship is what makes the movie with this ill-advised title a well-advised choice.
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63

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Ray Conlogue
For those who don't know his (Lelouch's) work, And Now Ladies and Gentlemen will be fun because his style is unique and unpredictable. But for those who have known him in better form, this one is not a must-see.
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63

Baltimore Sun

By Chris Kaltenbach
The cinematic equivalent of a beautifully wrapped gift box with nothing inside.
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63

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The movie is so extravagant and outrageous in its storytelling that it resists criticism: It's self-satirizing.
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63

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
A movie best suited for a lazy afternoon or a languorous night, particularly if you're a Francophile. Charming, glamorous, emotionally suggestive but slight, it's full of beautiful and colorful people.
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50

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
The tone moves from gently jocular (Irons appears in drag) to mystically morose (a female shaman tries to ululate up a cure), and that creates a jarring effect from which the movie does not recover.
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50

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Like a Bond picture with no spies or villains or car chases or gadgets or explosions.
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50

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
The director has said that the plot was influenced by a real English thief named Valentin who showed up at his door one day to repay money stolen a decade earlier.
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54 out of 100
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