100

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Shall We Kiss? gives us storytelling as art. Emmanuel Mouret's romantic drama, in French with English subtitles, is expert, intricate, ineffably droll, ultimately provocative and entirely enchanting.
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88

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Impossibly charming and impossibly French.
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80

The Hollywood Reporter

Misunderstandings, new turns and stratagems mark the rest of this delightful divertimento, which navigates between burlesque and romantic comedy.
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75

Baltimore Sun

By Michael Sragow
A sensational date movie.
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75

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
The whole thing's weightless: An upscale date-movie bonbon that keeps yielding pungent aftertastes.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
An engaging romantic comedy that's deeper, smarter and more pessimistic than it appears at first glance, a film with shrewd insight into the mysteries of human attraction.
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75

New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
Features crisp dialogue and understated humor, played out by an attractive young cast. Audiences bred on Hollywood romances might find the film too chatty and contemplative. To them I say: Get over it, kids!
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Mouret not only stars (opposite a delicate Ledoyen) as the slightly schlemiely fellow in want of a woman's affection, he also wrote and directed this enticing, weightless divertissement.
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75

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
Ledoyen in particular humanizes the story-within-a-story strategy. Her character's sly verbal hesitations become part of a mutual seduction, more theoretical than practical, but enticing nonetheless.
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63

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
They (the characters) approach the subjects of sex and romance with a naivete so staggering, it must be an embarrassment in the greater world. Inside their hermetically sealed complacency, I suppose it's a little exciting.
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70 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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