Bon voyage

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  1. Positive: 21 out of 30
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  1. The story is engrossing, full of thrills and humor, the period re-creation wondrous and the pace intoxicatingly brisk. And the actors are all so good and their parts so well-written that we're engaged emotionally as well.
  2. Reviewed by: Lisa Nesselson
    A rousing, well-crafted romp packed with ingenuity, duplicity, close calls and heroic gestures, Bon Voyage is true to its title.
  3. Blurs the line between comedy and epic drama so adroitly that the two styles fuse into something quite original: a lyrical farce that pays homage to its period in any number of ways.
  4. 75
    A high-wire act of storytelling, tone and old-fashioned chutzpah.
  5. The result is a picture that, moving through political and social chaos, is stubbornly amusing.
  6. It's well mounted and lushly photographed, and Rappeneau deftly orchestrates the crowd scenes as Parisian elites flock to Bordeaux, but the large cast doesn't mesh.
  7. 40
    The cast's sometimes capable, sometimes gross mugging is overwhelmed by lavish costumes, shiny vintage cars, hordes of meticulously directed extras, and the here-incongruous seriousness with which the French still regard this momentous, if humiliating, chapter of their national history.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11