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A gleaming hunk of French period schmaltz expertly rendered by director Christophe Barratier. Read full review
The nicest that can be said of this unapologetically schmaltzy, and not unenjoyable, affair is that it is the best 1936 musical made in 2009. Read full review
It's pleasant and amusing. If I had seen it before I was born, I would have loved it. Read full review
Barratier directs with a jaunty artifice more typically seen on stage, but with the exception of Arnezeder, his cast turns theatricality to its advantage. They're offering us a sunny fantasy during a cloudy time, and seem well aware that we're unlikely to resist. Read full review
Politics and art come together in predictable, moderately enjoyable fashion in Paris 36. Read full review
A little like spending the holidays with strangers. The spirits are high, the relationships are warm, the personal stories have a shared history, and even though you're on the outside of things, you appreciate the people in a remote and perhaps admiring sort of way. Still, when it's time to leave, you're not sorry. Read full review
The movie is almost rescued by the wonderful 1930's style songs (written by Reinhardt Wanger and Frank Thomas) that populate its final act. Read full review
In short, the financial crisis and social upheaval of 1930s France never looked so appealing. Read full review
In the end, it's much ado about nothing. Oh, the ennui, the ennui. Read full review
It's like a pastry that's been sitting on the shelf for 60 years. Read full review
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