Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 10
  2. Negative: 6 out of 10
  1. Reviewed by: Neil Genzlinger
    Feb 13, 2014
    It’s all light as a feather, with Jeremy Leven, the writer and director, landing some good multinational jokes along the way.
  2. Reviewed by: Bill Goodykoontz
    Feb 12, 2014
    Writer and director Jeremy Leven’s film is meant to be a trifle, a status which it achieves, but it’s nothing more than that.
  3. 50
    With this “Girl” and her bicycle, the cute bits, rare laugh out loud moments, occasionally zippy lines and limply obvious farcical predicaments are never more than instantly forgettable.
  4. Reviewed by: Mike D'Angelo
    Feb 12, 2014
    The movie’s ludicrous narrative continually forces its characters to behave like cretins, and even when Leven’s dialogue is tolerable, it can barely be heard over Craig Richey’s aggressively sprightly score.
  5. Reviewed by: Sheri Linden
    Feb 13, 2014
    Jeremy Leven's attempt at old-school romantic comedy, set in a postcard-pretty tourist's vision of Paris, is more of a foolish plod than a weightless rollick.
  6. Reviewed by: John DeFore
    Feb 13, 2014
    A rom-com whose agreeable individual elements aren't enough to sell the witless contrivance around which they revolve.
  7. Reviewed by: Sam Weisberg
    Feb 11, 2014
    Girl on a Bicycle is like Micki + Maude minus the outrage, complexity, or crack timing.
  8. Reviewed by: Wes Greene
    Feb 10, 2014
    The film turns the miscommunication between cultures into an utterly lifeless romantic comedy best appreciated as a travel guide for first-time tourists to Paris.
  9. Reviewed by: Jordan Hoffman
    Feb 13, 2014
    What wants to be a screwball comedy is run over by preposterous character motivation and a clunky plot.
  10. Reviewed by: Odie Henderson
    Feb 14, 2014
    The word convoluted does no justice to just how poorly designed Girl on a Bicycle is. It is also stereotypical, unfunny, unromantic, absurd, sitcomish, insulting to several European ethnicities and a slave to what Roger Ebert used to call "The Idiot Plot Syndrome."
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. May 27, 2014
    Well written farcical humour verging on slapstick, meshed with some surprisingly brilliant acting portraying lovable characters topped offWell written farcical humour verging on slapstick, meshed with some surprisingly brilliant acting portraying lovable characters topped off with some exceptional cinematography and a gentle appropriate soundtrack.

    I give this a score of 10 for all the above but especially because it isn't pretentious it outs itself as a cliche from the get go and it is much more original and enjoyable because of this.

    Highly enjoyable.
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