Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
This is a gorgeous, flashy, widescreen epic, like "Boogie Nights" or "Casino," about the most essential things in life: Family, friends and love. But most of all, love.
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Modeled on his 2005 hit "C.R.A.Z.Y.," Vallee's fourth feature is another dense, decades-spanning tale that lets a cherry-picked soundtrack and impressive visual sequences do the heavy lifting.
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The film is generous to all its besotted creatures, and to the audience as well. Viewers who fall in love with Café de Flore will find that it loves them back.
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The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
The film commands our attention again as more connections emerge -- not enough to fully solve the mystery, but sufficient to convince us that Café de Flore amounts to more than the triumph of style over substance.
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By Eric Kohn
Cafe de Flore constantly hovers on the brink on some revelation it never quite arrives at.
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Time Out New York

By Eric Hynes
Postdivorce reconciliation tales - not to mention mother-whore disquisitions - don't get more elaborate than this.
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Total Film

By Tom Dawson
Beneath the surface panache lies an overlong, emotionally shallow study of so-called 'twin flames', possible reincarnation and learning to let go of love.
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New York Post

By Kyle Smith
The film as a whole goes from intriguing to irritating.
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The Guardian

Remove the subtitles, and it's one of Cameron Crowe's head-in-the-clouds dramas, as scripted by M Night Shyamalan: an insultingly arbitrary reveal, preceded by vast, wailing washes of Pink Floyd and Sigur Rós. A very vanilla sky, this.
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Slant Magazine

By Steve Macfarlane
It's a pretty tired proposition to complain about movies being manipulative, but Café de Flore sets the bar especially low.
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53 out of 100
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