FIND MOVIES
Movie List
Loading ...
or
Find Theaters and Movie Times
or
Search Movies

Review: Little White Lies

Guillaume Canet's follow-up to Tell No One
By GERALD PEARY  |  September 11, 2012
3.0 3.0 Stars

Filmmaker Guillaume Canet's follow-up to his very popular noir Tell No One is an old-fashioned, enjoyable, The Big Chill-style romp by the seaside featuring, as vacationing Parisian yuppies, a stellar cast of French actors — Francois Cluzet, Marion Cotillard, etc. — having relationship issues. Obsessed by their problems, they've somehow forgotten their pal Ludo (The Artist's Jean Dujardin), back home in a hospital after a severe motorcycle accident. Canet's extremely engaging film, both funny and tender, is marred by a schmaltzy, fake concluding act. But the long-take opening sequence? Marrying Scorsese and Orson Welles, it's amazingly choreographed and shot, ending in shock.

  Topics: Reviews , Marion Cotillard, Guillaume Canet, Francois Cluzet,  More more >
| More


Most Popular
ARTICLES BY GERALD PEARY
Share this entry with Delicious
  •   REVIEW: LIKE SOMEONE IN LOVE  |  March 12, 2013
    A decent little movie, but hardly a major one, from Iran's master filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami, who, self-exiled, here shoots in Tokyo with an all-Japanese cast.
  •   REVIEW: THE GATEKEEPERS  |  February 26, 2013
    Great cinema journalism, The Gatekeepers was the National Society of Film Critics' winner for Best Documentary of 2012.
  •   REVIEW: THE LITTLE FUGITIVE (1953)  |  February 27, 2013
    It's the 60th anniversary of this pioneering American independent feature, which greatly influenced both cinema vérité documentarians and the French New Wave.
  •   REVIEW: HOW TO RE-ESTABLISH A VODKA EMPIRE  |  February 20, 2013
    Daniel Edelstyn launched this film project after reading the spirited diary of his late grandmother, Maroussia Zorokovich, whose wealthy Jewish family split from Ukraine as the Bolsheviks were taking control.
  •   REVIEW: HAPPY PEOPLE: A YEAR IN THE TAIGA  |  February 12, 2013
    What Robert Flaherty did with title cards in his silent Nanook of the North , Werner Herzog manages with declamatory voiceover in Happy People : romanticization of the austere, self-reliant lives of hunters and trappers in the icebound north.

 See all articles by: GERALD PEARY