Read My Lips Synopsis
A woman (Emmanuelle Devos) with a hearing impairment falls for an ex-con (Vincent Cassel).
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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...
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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...
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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,...
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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...
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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...
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Five Word Review

By jenhc
Tightly spun plot; compelling performances...

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Rated R | For Violence, Some Sexual Content and Language