Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 30 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 30
  2. Negative: 0 out of 30
  1. This audience-pleaser is smart and acerbic. Jaoui has an uncanny ear - as director, co-writer and part of the inspired ensemble cast - for human foibles, self-deception, celebrity worship and female body issues.
  2. Brilliant, blistering account of the many ways fame deforms a star, his family and his fans.
  3. 100
    A marvelous, uncommonly observant, and unexpectedly rousing group portrait.
  4. An engrossing new drama from France.
  5. The wry filmmaker has created an urbane society of family and friends as ridiculously pretentious and hypocritical as they are cultured, accomplished, and posh.
  6. While Look at Me at times falls into familiar plotting, it never offers false hope or false characters.
  7. What makes Look at Me such a deeply satisfying experience is its ability to combine insightful character portraits like this with wickedly funny situations that slyly skewer all-too-human weaknesses.
  8. 88
    This bonbon spiked with malice is a triumph for Jaoui, who takes witty and wounding measure of the small betrayals that leave bruises on us all.
  9. 88
    The thing about a movie like this is, the characters may be French, but they're more like people I know than they could ever be in the Hollywood remake.
  10. A witty and psychologically perceptive look at the Parisian literary scene.
  11. 88
    With a light, sometimes hilarious touch, Look at Me deflates the pretensions and self-obsessed nature of a group of wealthy Parisian literati, but its observations about the effects of fame and success and our natural desire to fan them as high as they can go, apply to anyone within range of reality-TV culture.
  12. In lesser hands, all this might border on misanthropy. But Jaoui's direction, plus the note-perfect cast, manage two redeeming feats:
User Score
7.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. RomyD.
    Jul 30, 2007
    10
    Beautiful tough drama-comedy about the dictatorship of image and the difficulties to survive to your parents... Bacri and Jaoui besides being fantastic actors proved once again to be able with their scripts to talk poignantly about the subtle violence and traumas we tend to hide in everyday life. Their mirrors are unconventionally funny but also deeply truthful. Full Review »