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  • Summary: Based on the Jules Bass book "Headhunters", Monte Carlo tells the story of a girl and her best friend who travel to Paris, accompanied by her future, uptight stepsister. When one of the girls is mistaken for a spoiled British heiress, they are caught up in a whirlwind of attention and find themselves going on a dream vacation to Monte Carlo. (20th Century Fox) Expand
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 23
  2. Negative: 4 out of 23
  1. Reviewed by: Michelle Orange
    Jul 2, 2011
    As in "Country Strong," Meester's crack timing and irresistible poignancy illuminate a part that would leave other actresses simpering themselves off the screen.
  2. Reviewed by: Wesley Morris
    Jun 30, 2011
    Honestly, the whole movie is from 1960-something.
  3. Reviewed by: Elizabeth Weitzman
    Jul 1, 2011
    If you are a 12-year-old girl, you are the perfect audience for Monte Carlo.
  4. Reviewed by: Roger Ebert
    Jun 30, 2011
    It's chirpy, it's bright, there are pretty locations and lots happens. This is the kind of movie that can briefly hold the attention of a cat.
  5. Reviewed by: Stephanie Merry
    Jun 30, 2011
    Dependable entertainment for young girls.
  6. Reviewed by: Judy Sutton Taylor
    Jul 2, 2011
    The movie isn't without its charms, with several supporting characters - a hotel-desk clerk, a French police chief - adding a touch of "Pink Panther"–esque humor to the mix.
  7. Reviewed by: Mick LaSalle
    Jun 30, 2011
    It's unpleasant where it should be pleasant, convoluted where it should be streamlined, anxiety provoking where it should be easy, and long, long, long - at least 20 minutes longer than it has a right to be.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 10
  2. Negative: 2 out of 10
  1. Jul 2, 2011
    Selena plays the role of two people with opposite lives, Cordelia, who is a heiress, and Grace, a small town girl with big dreams. Selena and her costars have such great on screen chemistry and make this movie a must see movie with the family, or to go your girlfriends. Expand
  2. Jul 1, 2011
    It was a good movie not frivolous or frothy.I really want to see a sequel to it. A nice movie for preteens,teens, obsessive Selena Gomez fans, and sophisticated children. Expand
  3. Apr 16, 2012
    The only reason im giving it a mixed review is because the begining was just BAD. It was hard to follow and just wasnt engaging. But when it got torwards the middle of the movie i admit i was glued to the tv. The story became very interesting. This may be a ripoff of that Lizzie Mcguire movie but i actally think it's better. The only complaint that i have is that the blonde girl"s southern accent just kept coming and going throughout the movie(like why give her one at all if none of the other characters had one?). Overall it was a solid movie Expand
  4. Jul 10, 2011
    Though charming and sweet, Monte Carlo is more or less recycled ideas from The Lizzie MgGuire Movie, and even for the tweens -- the majority of them being Gomez lovers -- there is nothing original, fresh, or emotionally captivating to see here. Expand
  5. Jul 25, 2011
    I got to say. This movie really bored me and I am actually really interested in these kind of movies. Selena Gomez was pretty good though. With her in it, the rating boost 3 points. Her acting wasn't too shabby. Expand
  6. Jul 21, 2012
    Its pretty and sweet. Leighton Meester and Selena Gomez give particularly solid performances. Sadly miscast actors and silliness overcome a lot of the good stuff. I give this film 44%. Expand
  7. Nov 12, 2011
    Dear Jesus it's happened again.
    Another Disney-backed teenager got their own blockbuster movie, and it is terrible.
    Selena Gomez'
    impersonation of herself is basically that of her regular self, a.k.a. **** McGee, with a British Accent. Give me back the two hours of my life. Go read a book or something instead of watching this. Expand

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