French Exit

critic Reviews

, 63% Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • The smartly written French Exit offers proof that even the most caustic characters can be made entertaining -- and even relatable -- through a Michelle Pfeiffer performance.
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    Moira MacDonaldSeattle Times
    "French Exit" isn't without its pleasures; but you watch it dreaming of the movie it might have been.
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    Richard RoeperChicago Sun-Times
    French Exit has a few grace notes in its final chapter, with Pfeiffer delivering beautifully subtle work as Frances comes to terms with her fate, but it's too little, far too late.
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    Chris HewittMinneapolis Star Tribune
    It's a study of a character unlike any other I can recall, an unorthodox woman who achieves a kind of nobility in her insistence on maintaining her dignity.
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    Ty BurrBoston Globe
    "French Exit" gets goofy at times, enough so that you'll be charmed or throw up your hands and call it a night.
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    Barry HertzGlobe and Mail
    You might feel sorry, though, for Michelle Pfeiffer and Lucas Hedges, two talented performers who just cannot figure out their characters and flail as a result.
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    Adam GrahamDetroit News
    Pfeiffer is the only reason not to exit early. She's a delight, the rest falls apart.
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    Carla RenataThe Curvy Film Critic
    Danielle Macdonald is a guzzling martini guzzling medium, LUcas Hedges is giving you bored socialite son and Michelle Pfeiffer is stone cold spectacular in French Exit
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    Vikram MurthiThe Nation
    French Exit provides Pfeiffer with a weighty comedic role that allows her to flex her acerbic speech muscles and generate her magnetism.
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    Linda CookOurQuadCities / WHBF-TV (Illinois)
    'French Exit' is a quirky dramedy with Michelle Pfeiffer in a role she was born to play.
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    Lisa TrifoneThird Coast Review
    Deliciously funny in its droll execution.
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