Read My Lips (Sur mes lèvres)
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Young secretary Carla is a long-time employee of a property development company. Loyal and hardworking, first to arrive and last to leave, Carla is beginning to chafe at the limitations of her career and is looking to move up. But as a 35-five-year-old woman with a hearing deficiency, she is not sure how to climb out of her humdrum life, though she is confident in her own abilities. Into her life comes Paul Angeli, a new trainee she decides to hire. Paul is 25 years old and completely unskilled, but Carla covers for him when the need arises because of his other qualities - he's a thief,… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 97%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Audiard has created one of those rare, commercially released movies that trades in actual, honest-to-god surprise."
‑ Geoff Pevere, Toronto Star
"It's neither as romantic nor as thrilling as it should be. But it offers plenty to ponder and chew on as its unusual relationship slowly unfolds."
‑ Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel
"May be the finest thriller/romance hybrid of the new century."
‑ Nick Schager, Lessons of Darkness
"Muito bem estruturada, a narrativa aproveita ao máximo suas várias reviravoltas para criar suspense e também para estabelecer uma forte tensão sexual entre os protagonistas."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"A delectable and intriguing thriller filled with surprises, Read My Lips is an original. This is a story of two misfits who don't stand a chance alone, but together they are magnificent."
‑ Urban Cinefile Critics, Urban Cinefile
"Having changed into action gear, the picture never looks back, leaving two people who seemed wonderfully unique to do things that are cinematically trite."
‑ Rick Groen, Globe and Mail
"Crawling onto the razor's edge with bare hands, Jacques Audiard's film generates daringly uncomfortable, psychologically dangerous heat rarely found in romance of any stripe. Exhilaratingly paced, cleverly suspenseful and tastefully erotic."
‑ Nick Rogers, Suite101.com
"Like the Vertigo-inspired Chinese film Suzhou River, it pays homage to Hitchcock without copying, and the results are original and thrilling in their own right."
‑ Joshua Tanzer, Offoffoff
""Read My Lips" surprises by making the viewer care more about the characters than the plot."
‑ Mark Robison, Reno Gazette-Journal
"Bring a date too, after this you might look at each other in a whole new light."
‑ Harry Guerin, RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
"See it now, before the inevitable Hollywood remake flattens out all its odd, intriguing wrinkles."
‑ Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald
"Un film en constante progression démarrant sur la note d'un drame exceptionnel pour se terminer sous les traits d'un des suspenses les mieux nantis des années 2000"
‑ Jean-François Vandeuren, Panorama
"Click to read review"
‑ Michael Dequina, TheMovieReport.com
"Art-house to the core, Read My Lips is a genre-curling crime story that revives the free-wheeling noir spirit of old French cinema."
‑ Brent Simon, Entertainment Today
"The crime matters less than the characters, although the filmmakers supply enough complications, close calls and double-crosses to satisfy us."
‑ Lawrence Toppman, Charlotte Observer
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