• Released
  • May 5, 1995
  • 1 hr 25 min
  • Romance
French Kiss Synopsis
Margaux sees Ethan in Paris and tricks him into following her clues all over the city.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Ryan's comic timing continues to delight, while Kline is touchingly heartfelt as a man doing what is evidently all too easy to do -- fall...
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
In French Kiss--a picture that isn't unusually funny or original but that has expert actors, smooth direction and ravishing French...
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Washington Post

Ryan secretes cuteness as if suffering from an overactive pituitary gland. And in Lawrence Kasdan's latest, she gives you nothing more or...
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Seattle Post-Intelligencer

By William Arnold
Kline saves the movie and makes it something special. He does this not only by mastering the dialect and mannerisms and convincing us he is...
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The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Liam Lacey
For a screwball comedy, it takes a long time to wind up, and Kline's Frenchman is an outright cartoon. But Ryan manages to hold attention....
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San Francisco Examiner

French Kiss has only a tenuous hold on reality; it is far more fully steeped in the conventions of latter-day movie romance than in the...
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By James Berardinelli
The delicate air of romance that often makes this sort of film worthwhile is absent. French Kiss does it by the numbers, not from the heart.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Kline's Frenchman is somehow not worldly enough, and Ryan's heroine never convinces us she ever loved her fiance in the first place. A...
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Austin Chronicle

What it all boils down to is that if you don't mind that artificially flavored, plastic-bagged, stale pink and purple stuff that gets...
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Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
French Kiss is a French miss. It's got the settings, but it has little magic, less charm and almost no chemistry between Meg Ryan's...
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