100

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Not a heist film, a thriller, a twisted romance, a film noir or a character study, but a unique concoction that bends all these genres to its vision.
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91

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Expertly sinister, office-as-devil's-playground French thriller.
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90

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Since you can't read my lips, read my words: See this movie.
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88

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
This is the kind of unusual but involving picture that's ripe for a Hollywood remake - but while you're waiting for the Sandra Bullock-Ethan Hawke edition (it's a good post-movie game: coming up with your own casting ideas), Read My Lips is well worth checking out.
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88

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
A finely written, superbly acted offbeat thriller.
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88

New York Post

By Jonathan Foreman
Isn't just scary, charming and delightfully unpredictable - it's also smarter and subtler than any new movie out there.
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88

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
Unlike in many character studies, the plot is more than just a simple framework. It is complex and unpredictable, and, as a result, provides the perfect means to better get to know the characters and understand the shifting nature of their relationship.
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Not a simpleminded movie in which merely being ABLE to read lips saves the day. In this brilliant sequence, she reads his lips and that ALLOWS them to set into motion a risky chain of events based on the odds that the bad guys will respond predictably.
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88

Boston Globe

An inventive, propulsive office thriller.
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75

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
A gritty thriller on the theme of the con man conned. It works as well as it does thanks to a captivating lead performance by Emmanuelle Devos and the superb direction of Jacques Audiard.
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82 out of 100
Universal acclaim
Metascore® based on all critic reviews. Scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.