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Generally favorable reviews- based on 64 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 31 out of 39
  2. Negative: 0 out of 39
  1. It's a magical film which manages to transport and rivet us in the same highly-imaginitive, breezily playful way "Amelie" did.
  2. This is a movie that considers graphic violence with a refined taste for the sensuous: Guts spill, blood spurts, corpses stink, but there is a handsome, absurdist humanity to the way Jeunet (who wrote the script with Guillaume Laurant) maps out the crossroads of human carnage and human caring.
  3. When this long movie is over, all you want to do is clap and weep and watch it all over again immediately.
  4. A resolutely odd, occasionally absurd movie, but it's as charming and stylish as one could expect from this pair - if you like that sort of thing.
  5. 75
    It's an odd, initially jarring mixture of style and subject matter that works better as the film goes along.
  6. The movie works amazingly well as a historical epic.
  7. Reviewed by: Melissa Levine
    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.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 28
  2. Negative: 1 out of 28
  1. BertiP.
    Oct 30, 2006
    A compelling film, wonderfully created, showing French cinema at its very best. It seems that some of the "American rewiews" have not understood this productions depth and style. Expand
  2. Jun 30, 2013
    "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! Expand
  3. TonyB.
    Jan 4, 2006
    This is probably as effective an anti-war film as any since "Paths of Glory." However, it would have been an even better work of cinematic art if it had been shorter. Some scenes are repetitive and should have been eliminated; others would have been more effective if they were shorter. Collapse
  4. Aug 27, 2010
    The 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. Expand

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