75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Populaire plays like a musical - you expect anyone, at any time, to break into song.
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75

The Playlist

By Jessica Kiang
It’s not like “The Artist” was gritty, but Populaire is so cotton-candy breezy it makes the Best Picture-winner look like “The Panic in Needle Park.”
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Walter Addiego
The joy is in the details - from the animated credits to the perky pop score to the pre-"Mad Man" hair, clothes and general sensibility.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Bruce Ingram
Populaire has no interest in rewriting the rules of romantic comedy, but it does run through the expected paces with admirable style.
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Populaire takes an intrinsically boring activity — typing — and makes it unusually entertaining.
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70

Arizona Republic

By Barbara VanDenburgh
It’s aggressively charming, and competitions and training montages are filmed with kinetic whimsy. The film’s chief triumph is in spinning something remotely thrilling out of something as inherently dull as speed typing.
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70

Variety

A colorful and impeccably styled romantic comedy that manages to turn the speed-typing competitions of the 1950s into entertaining cinematic fodder.
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67

indieWIRE

The problem, as with most romantic comedies, is that there are no shocks in the story.
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65

NPR

By Mark Jenkins
While Populaire would still have suffered from being overlong and overfamiliar, a smoother leading man could have done much to boost the intended Cary Grant vibe.
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63

RogerEbert.com

A solid, genially retro entertainment.
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57 out of 100
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