Metascore
50

Mixed or average reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 14
  2. Negative: 2 out of 14
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  1. French Kiss tries to be a glass of pink champagne, but some of the fizz has gone out of the bottle. But director Lawrence Kasdan and screenwriter Adam Brooks cram so many potshots into the piece that, after a while, it makes you laugh anyway.
  2. 50
    Kline's Frenchman is somehow not worldly enough, and Ryan's heroine never convinces us she ever loved her fiance in the first place. A movie about this kind of material either should be about people who feel true passion or should commit itself as a comedy. Compromise is pointless.
  3. 50
    The delicate air of romance that often makes this sort of film worthwhile is absent. French Kiss does it by the numbers, not from the heart.
  4. Reviewed by: Scott Rosenberg
    50
    French Kiss has only a tenuous hold on reality; it is far more fully steeped in the conventions of latter-day movie romance than in the messy actualities of real-life mating.
  5. Kevin Kline has some amusing moments, but Meg Ryan's acting runs out of energy, and Lawrence Kasdan's directing is too laid-back to help her out. [7 Jul 1995, p.13]
  6. For a screwball comedy, it takes a long time to wind up, and Kline's Frenchman is an outright cartoon. But Ryan manages to hold attention. [6 Oct 1995, p.C2]
  7. French Kiss may have a more putatively foolproof formula, but everyone here has done vastly more interesting work. Too much gets lost in translation.
User Score
8.6

Universal acclaim- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Jul 22, 2013
    10
    This is likely my favorite film. I love Kevin Klein as a Frenchman! (Knowing that he is not just makes his part more funny.) This was one ofThis is likely my favorite film. I love Kevin Klein as a Frenchman! (Knowing that he is not just makes his part more funny.) This was one of Meg's last great films. I just love this story! The situation that the characters are thrust into, putting them in a working relationship to accomplish common personal ends, lends to their falling in love and is very comical as well. There are some very heart-tugging moments to which I can relate, as I have married a European man, myself (when she visits his home, for instance). The Euro-American(-Canadian?) relationship is portrayed very well. They find their dream, at the last. Full Review »