Metascore
71

Generally favorable reviews - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
  1. A brilliant piece of construction, and talking too much about its specifics would only spoil the overall experience.
  2. 88
    Like nearly any thriller, no matter how intelligently and tightly plotted, it is possible to poke holes in its fabric. But, as it's unspooling in the theater, it makes for a wonderful movie house experience. Here's a sleeper worth a few extra miles' travel to see.
  3. A sly catalog of deceits and a gentle commentary on slippery creativity and desire.
  4. 83
    By far the most purely entertaining of all his films to reach these shores, Roman de Gare is the rare trick film in which all the tricks reveal something amusing, involving or poignant about its characters.
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. JayH.
    Jan 26, 2009
    8
    Outstanding mystery thriller, expertly directed and woven together by Claude Lelouch. The performances are excellent, especially Dominique Outstanding mystery thriller, expertly directed and woven together by Claude Lelouch. The performances are excellent, especially Dominique Pinon and Audrey Dana. Plenty of twists and surprises, compelling from start to finish, Full Review »
  2. EnriqueG.
    Jul 15, 2008
    9
    An excellent sophisticated thriller. From Lelouch you can expect always from the best to the worst. This time he is at his best. This is one An excellent sophisticated thriller. From Lelouch you can expect always from the best to the worst. This time he is at his best. This is one of his most gratifying movies. Full Review »
  3. SharonC.
    Jun 4, 2008
    10
    Absolutely delightful in every way! It kept me wondering who was really the "bad guy". The ending was very satisfying.