88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Cluzot, with his uncanny resemblance to Dustin Hoffman, is an engaging actor who effortlessly summons up inner neurosis. The others are all skilled at light wit and banter; in a way, the film is simply a record of the French being French.
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75

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

By Calvin Wilson
Whereas "Chill" attempted to define a generation, "Lies" is more of a statement about the nature and limits of friendship.
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Little White Lies wants to capture something momentous and meaningful in these people's lives. But ultimately it's hard to care.
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63

New York Post

By Kyle Smith
France's friendship dramedy Little White Lies is such a blatant rip-off of a far better American movie that it could have been called "Le Big Chill."
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60

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
The boat rides and picnics we're privy to are an enjoyable way to get to a bittersweet conclusion. Yet it's hard not to feel like we've taken this trip before.
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60

The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
Thanks to a sparkling ensemble headed by Francois Cluzet and Marion Cotillard, the familiar backdrop still provides ample opportunity for audience pleasing in Guillaume Canet's nicely observed dramatic comedy.
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50

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Of the two French films opening in the Boston area today - "Beloved" is the other - Little White Lies is the less ambitious, more watchable, and ultimately more annoying.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Little White Lies is never boring, always watchable, always reasonably rewarding. It's just that, when it's over, 2 1/2 hours seems too big an investment for just pretty good.
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50

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The trouble with Guillaume Canet's French gloss on "The Big Chill" is that it has no underlying chill.
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30

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
You're tempted to keep watching, even though the running time is a bloated 154 minutes, to see if anyone, or the movie itself, turns remotely likable. The answer to that, alas, is no.
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50 out of 100
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