80

Film Threat

By Pete Vonder Haar
Kirk and Mol are convincing, easily inhabiting their respective roles.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Puccini for Beginners, which takes its title from its heroine's passion for opera, isn't just another trendy toe-dip in sexual experimentation. It may not be the real world of New York, or even of most relationships, but it's worth a visit.
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75

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Woody Allen certainly hasn't managed anything remotely this funny lately.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

Brainy and balmy.
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67

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The plot, which spins around Allegra's lovers having just been an item, is awkward bedroom farce, but the tone is Woody Allen-meets-"The L Word," with a patina of literary cuteness that now seems like the sound of a vanished Manhattan.
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63

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
Considering how good "Puccini's" middle often is, it's a shame it falls down fore and aft. But Maggenti, who loves Carole Lombard and William Powell in "My Man Godfrey," is tapping a likable vein here. She should open it up again.
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63

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
If Woody Allen were a young, attractive gay woman, he might make something like this, or so Maggenti hopes. But it would probably be funnier, and it would definitely cut deeper.
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50

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Awkward, unconvincing bisexual roundelay.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Puccini for Beginners is literate and sensitive, characterized by witty dialogue and smart, emotional two-person encounters.
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50

TV Guide

By Ken Fox
There's also precious little chemistry between the players. Only Mol has any charm of which to speak, and, frankly, she deserves much better.
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54 out of 100
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