Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 39 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 39
  2. Negative: 0 out of 39

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Critic Reviews

  1. 60
    Boldly aspirational. It's Jeunet's stab at "Paths of Glory," dipped in a sepia bath and halfway wrenched into a women's picture.
  2. 60
    For all of Audrey Tautou's considerable charm in the title role, Jeunet's need for a well-ordered universe proved as suffocating and exhausting as being trapped on an amusement-park ride.
  3. Only when Jodie Foster materializes midstory, delivering a beautiful, pocket-size performance as the mistress of one of the condemned men, does the film spring to life.
  4. Engagement simply disappears inside its own enormous, intricate and ambitious design.
  5. Sacrifices compelling drama for gratuitous whimsy and big-budget spectacle.
  6. 50
    Shuttles between schoolboy humor, calculated savagery and, at the end, a rank sentimentalism in which love all too easily conquers all.
  7. The result is nothing but allusive and memorial. And boring. This film is boring, at least partly because it is trying desperately to be big.
  8. The elements are all here for something spectacular – and in brilliant bursts, Jeunet really gets it – but in the end, all that potential is sunk by a terminally confused tone and milquetoast pairing of lovers. Pity that.

Awards & Rankings

User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 68 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 29
  2. Negative: 1 out of 29
  1. Feb 22, 2016
    9
    A beautiful movie regardless of the portrayal of the horrors of war that it contains, this film shows that hope fueled by love can take oneA beautiful movie regardless of the portrayal of the horrors of war that it contains, this film shows that hope fueled by love can take one far.

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  2. Jun 30, 2013
    8
    "Un long dimanche de fiançailles" has charm, gentleness and delicacy. Audrey Tautou has a epic role as Mathile, a young girl who knows her"Un long dimanche de fiançailles" has charm, gentleness and delicacy. Audrey Tautou has a epic role as Mathile, a young girl who knows her fiancé is alive. Jean-Pierre Jeunet's last good film. Totally recommended! Full Review »
  3. Aug 27, 2010
    6
    The complement of Jeunet's visual style with Tautou's quirky acting will pretty much always give an enchanting product, but in "A Very LongThe complement of Jeunet's visual style with Tautou's quirky acting will pretty much always give an enchanting product, but in "A Very Long Engagement," the story itself is much too clunky and aloof to stay focused on. Full Review »