Mixed or average reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 18
  2. Negative: 2 out of 18
  1. Reviewed by: Miriam Bale
    Aug 1, 2013
    It is a film with nothing but delight — no major revelations, no gravity and no meaning. This superficiality is a problem only because of the pretense of being about great art.
  2. Reviewed by: Zachary Wigon
    Jul 30, 2013
    Treating one's audience like ignorant children in need of lecturing is hardly a way to win fans, or display one's own artistry.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. Sep 11, 2013
    Fernando Trueba is one of the most prestigious film directors who have Spain (he has an Academy Award to prove it). "The Girl of Your Dreams" was a typical movie Spanish, Andalusian charm and beauty. In "Chico & Rita", Trueba showed his love for boleros, Cuban music and an ode to deceased Bebo Valdés. With "The artist and the model," Trueba shows us his passion for French films, to Truffaut, old cinema, to the French language. A beautiful film, with class, elegance and a great fusion between Spain and France. Full Review »
  2. Sep 1, 2013
    This movie was flat on about every level. There was no chemistry between any of the actors to make a ridiculous story line even an ounce believable. Don't waste your time seeing this flick. And I should add that I love art films. Full Review »