Metascore
66

Generally favorable reviews - based on 29 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 29
  2. Negative: 0 out of 29
  1. 100
    Olivier Dahan's La Vie en Rose, one of the best biopics I've seen, tells Piaf's life story through the extraordinary performance of Marion Cotillard, who looks like the singer.
  2. For Piaf fans, La Vie en Rose is a must-see. For fans yet-to-be, Dahan and Cotillard's film is an opportunity rich with discovery.
  3. Olivier Dahan's sprawling portrait of the life of Edith Piaf is the kind of grand, passionate historical drama that no one seems to be able to pull off any more.
  4. 88
    It's sometimes wrenching to watch, but it's too gripping to turn away from.
  5. 88
    Dahan's impressionistic heartbreaker of a movie gets it all in. And Marion Cotillard, lip-syncing Piaf's songs and digging into her soul with gale-force urgency, gives a performance for the ages.
  6. Hurtling and impassioned, driven by some of the greatest popular music ever recorded, this wildly overripe and unkempt biopic is a true experience.
  7. 83
    Cotillard brings honesty to histrionics. She makes Piaf - "the little sparrow" - soar.
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 86 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 37
  2. Negative: 4 out of 37
  1. Apr 22, 2015
    8
    everytime i find out that a movie is about a celeb or it's a biopic, i would hesitate to watch it or not,but this movie,absolutely iseverytime i find out that a movie is about a celeb or it's a biopic, i would hesitate to watch it or not,but this movie,absolutely is marvelous and i've been watched it three time.
    magnificant role play by dear Marion Cotillard and make up.
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  2. Aug 13, 2014
    8
    A touching biopic full of soul and passion that is uncommon among today's creations. Cotillard gives a masterful and balanced performance,A touching biopic full of soul and passion that is uncommon among today's creations. Cotillard gives a masterful and balanced performance, without being over encumbered by Piaf's complex personality. Beautiful photography that recreates its period settings and an interesting choice to present the story with lots of flashbacks. The main weakness is that its unrestricted use of time gaps somehow prevents the viewers from following the ups and downs of Piaf's life and mental health and makes it more difficult to sympathize. We get to see the most of the drama in the very last part of the film. But, overall, an outstanding effort, filled with Piaf's beautiful music. Full Review »
  3. Oct 20, 2013
    8
    is regular until Marion Cotillard appears she alone can carry the whole movie because his acting sweet and dramatic and also have a harrowingis regular until Marion Cotillard appears she alone can carry the whole movie because his acting sweet and dramatic and also have a harrowing scenes... Full Review »