Metascore
43

Mixed or average reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 23
  2. Negative: 4 out of 23
  1. Reviewed by: Sara Stewart
    Jul 1, 2011
    50
    Earnest and predictable, it's the cinematic equivalent of a pop hit by star Selena Gomez's boyfriend, Justin Bieber.
  2. Reviewed by: Kimberley Jones
    Jul 9, 2011
    50
    The film's best stretch, wherein each American gal is romanced by an international lover, faintly recalling the Fifties' sudser "Three Coins in the Fountain."
  3. Reviewed by: Michelle Orange
    Jul 2, 2011
    70
    As in "Country Strong," Meester's crack timing and irresistible poignancy illuminate a part that would leave other actresses simpering themselves off the screen.
  4. Reviewed by: Judy Sutton Taylor
    Jul 2, 2011
    40
    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.
  5. Reviewed by: Ben Sachs
    Jul 2, 2011
    50
    The movie hits a surprising range of emotional grace notes, including several moments of genuine regret, and concludes with an understated moral lesson about the value of self-respect over social status, something that would never happen in an Allen film.
  6. 25
    Gomez, who turns 20 next year, looks much younger than her age and has the thankless task of playing three roles...It feels like a struggle and the screenplay doesn't help.
  7. Reviewed by: Elizabeth Weitzman
    Jul 1, 2011
    60
    If you are a 12-year-old girl, you are the perfect audience for Monte Carlo.
  8. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    Jun 30, 2011
    50
    Monte Carlo is a wish-fulfillment fantasy. (What luck! The heiress' clothes fit all three girls like a glove!)
  9. Reviewed by: Keith Staskiewicz
    Jun 30, 2011
    58
    Undoubtedly a trifle, but it's still kind of nice for a summer movie to try charming us instead of just bludgeoning us into submission.
  10. Reviewed by: Mick LaSalle
    Jun 30, 2011
    25
    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.
  11. Reviewed by: Manohla Dargis
    Jun 30, 2011
    40
    Cheery, corny and perhaps calculatingly unoriginal, this is packaged entertainment so familiar it feels like a remake and so wholesome you could swear Sandra Dee starred in the 1959 original. Think of it as "No Sex and the City" for tweeners.
  12. Reviewed by: Stephanie Merry
    Jun 30, 2011
    50
    Dependable entertainment for young girls.
  13. Reviewed by: Carrie Rickey
    Jun 30, 2011
    63
    The actresses are appealing, the settings photogenic (Budapest doubles for Monte Carlo), and the clothes ideal for a triple-Cinderella fantasy. It's not art, but it is entertaining.
  14. Reviewed by: Wesley Morris
    Jun 30, 2011
    63
    Honestly, the whole movie is from 1960-something.
  15. Reviewed by: Todd McCarthy
    Jun 30, 2011
    40
    Even as she is the center of attention here in a double role, the jury is still out on Gomez's bigscreen potential; she's not very appealing or magnetic here, nor does she display any particular comic gifts for this sort of broad fare.
  16. Reviewed by: Lael Loewenstein
    Jun 30, 2011
    60
    A frothy, innocuous smorgasbord of girlhood wish fulfillment that scores a direct hit with its target demo.
  17. Reviewed by: Michael Phillips
    Jun 30, 2011
    63
    Unlike a few other well-drilled young actress-singers we could name, such as the one whose name rhymes with "Riley Myrus," Gomez knows how to relax on camera.
  18. Reviewed by: Bill Goodykoontz
    Jun 30, 2011
    50
    If there is a saving grace to Monte Carlo, it's that the frothy film strikes a nice balance between the ridiculous and the, well, slightly less ridiculous.
  19. 40
    On the surface Monte Carlo is charming, oddly down-home wish-fulfillment, but it's riddled with unexplored class issues and generic filmmaking.
  20. Reviewed by: Roger Ebert
    Jun 30, 2011
    50
    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.
  21. Reviewed by: Roger Moore
    Jun 30, 2011
    38
    This script, this leaden direction ensures that even as the teen wish-fulfillment fantasy, complete with young women playing dress-up, Monte Carlo fails.
  22. Reviewed by: Scott Tobias
    Jun 30, 2011
    33
    Monte Carlo finally resolves itself in a farcical climax that at least shows a little energy, but it isn't enough to overcome the discomfiting tensions and indifferent formula filmmaking that plagues nearly every scene.
  23. Reviewed by: Nick Schager
    Jun 30, 2011
    50
    Mistaken-identity shenanigans and gooey romance are Monte Carlo's prime commodities.
User Score
6.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 46 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 10
  2. Negative: 2 out of 10
  1. Jul 21, 2012
    4
    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%. Full Review »
  2. Jul 1, 2011
    9
    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. Full Review »
  3. Apr 16, 2012
    6
    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 Full Review »