Metascore
65

Generally favorable reviews - based on 31 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 31
  2. Negative: 3 out of 31
  1. Movies can certainly be worse than bad sitcoms, and this is one of them.
  2. 30
    Klapisch wants his characters shiny bright, and winds up making them excruciatingly dull in the process. Watching L'Auberge Espagnole is like seeing the young Maoist revolutionaries of Jean-Luc Godard's 1967 "La Chinoise" body-snatched by the international touring company of "Up With People."
  3. 30
    Cédric Klapisch has been compared to Truffaut, but the new-waver's weakness for glib sentimentalism seems to have left the biggest impression on L'Auberge Espagnole.
User Score
8.4

Universal acclaim- based on 30 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. Nov 27, 2013
    9
    Cédric Klapisch starts his trilogy "Spanish Apartment" is good. Romain Duris reminds me to Adèle Exarchopoulos in "Blue Is the WarmestCédric Klapisch starts his trilogy "Spanish Apartment" is good. Romain Duris reminds me to Adèle Exarchopoulos in "Blue Is the Warmest Colour". Duris hesitates about his life, his future. I think that Klapisch has made very good with Spanish reality in Barcelona (Catalan struggles for example). It's true too lives of Erasmus students. French film is fresh and good beginning (next "Russian Dolls" and coming soon "Chinese Puzzle". Full Review »
  2. AmurabiM.
    Aug 7, 2006
    7
    Without the annoying visual effects, the lead character in his depressive period (and loser attitude) and the use of bad accents in spanish Without the annoying visual effects, the lead character in his depressive period (and loser attitude) and the use of bad accents in spanish (looks like the actors learn just the lines who performed, but they are not believable like students in Barcelona in an entire year of learning language), "L´Auberge Espagnole" could be a great french comedy without corny approaches. Klapisch´s film looks radiant, vibrant, funny, full of life, splendorous and optimistic. Someone coul be understand the propaganda in it, but the whole sense of the movie prevails over that. This film is not hilarious but has some joie de vivre that is more important and vital. Full Review »