Roman de Gare Synopsis
An escaped killer known as the Magician provides a writer with ample material for her next book.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
A brilliant piece of construction, and talking too much about its specifics would only spoil the overall experience.
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By James Berardinelli
Like nearly any thriller, no matter how intelligently and tightly plotted, it is possible to poke holes in its fabric. But, as it's...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
A sly catalog of deceits and a gentle commentary on slippery creativity and desire.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Richard James Havis
The result is infectiously enjoyable.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
The structure of Lelouch's pedal-to-the-metal story commands attention and suspense. The three principals are enormously engaging, and...
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New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
Roman de Gare translates as "station novel," a book you might pick up to read on a train journey and then discard when you arrive at your...
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Chicago Tribune

The ultimate charms of the movie lie in Lelouch’s confident control, in his telling of the story his way, almost stubbornly, his canvas...
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
If you're willing to go along with it, as I was, then being manipulated -- or at least actively misled -- becomes a pleasure.
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
The 70-something director puts us back in luxury's lap with Roman de Gare, which looks just like the high-roller ads you get in the first...
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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
The story's Hitchcockian plot loses steam quickly, though Pinon's salty presence keeps things from getting totally bloodless.
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The "Ghost"

By norm_the_moviegoer
As a lover of foreign films, this one is delightful! The characters are extremely interesting and the acting devine. I would think anyone that enjoys books and authors would enjoy the plot, the...

Stunning !!

By lass3
I loved the movie. It is nice to see an intelligent movie with "real" people. Eventhough some of the actors were quite stunning it was with a sense of reality. I also enjoyed the element of surprise...

A Rare Adult Film!

By leela-b
Not your kids' movie. Mystery,suspense, intrigue, also humor, for adults who like a movie driven by plot and characters. No blowing things up or gratuitous sex, just authentic characters and a...

Subtle but charming

By DonaldC
I'd like to see this movie again to appreciate its subtleties. it is an unusual murder mystery, especially because it has a happy ending. As with a good Agatha Christie story, there are a lot of...

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By archtop
great film, excellent thriller!...

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By peace by piece
Loved it. Great writing and acting. The male lead is certainly not your American type stereotypical leading man. And he is really excellent. The plot has twists and turns worthy of Alfred...

Roman de Gare

By arvore
Excellent movie. It's well paced and keeps you guessing throughout without any cliches. Very good performances by all of the actors. I highly recommend it....

Roman De Gare

By klobasko
Great Movie!!!!! Excellent thriller. Great actors....

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Rated R | For brief language and sexual references