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  • Summary: Green Card lights up the screen with irresistible charm and humor! When two strangers agree to a marriage of convenience, they encounter far greater differences than most married couples could ever imagine! And worst yet, this mismatched twosome just might be falling love. (Beuna Vista Pictures)
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  1. Positive: 10 out of 17
  2. Negative: 2 out of 17
  1. Reviewed by: Judy Stone
    100
    Green Card demonstrates that explicit nudity is not necessarily an essential ingredient in creating an erotic atmosphere, but that it does take a director's sensitive understanding of the various ways in which emotion creates desire. When that understanding is combined with a sense of the human comedy, it's cause for celebration. [11 Jan 1991, p.E1]
  2. Reviewed by: Mat Snow
    80
    Better than Ghost but not as good as When Harry Met Sally, here's a dating movie where the other woman really should have got her man.
  3. 75
    Weir is good with his actors and good, too, at putting a slight spin on some of the obligatory scenes.
  4. Reviewed by: Staff (Not Credited)
    63
    Peter Weir's talent, so evident in his Australian work, remained dormant here, but Depardieu's lively performance is a redeeming factor.
  5. Reviewed by: Caryn James
    60
    That understated style at times makes Green Card seem too stiff and vacuous, as if Mr. Weir were inspired by the surface of a Jane Austen work and left out the wicked social observations. But the film is magnificently redeemed by Mr. Depardieu.
  6. 50
    Depardieu has so much life on screen, so much bounding energy and insistent physicality, that he almost brings it off.
  7. As effective as MacDowell was in sex, lies, and videotape, she's clearly no match for the talented Depardieu; perhaps she'd seem less out of her depth if the script wasn't so implausible and threadbare.

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