Russian Doll
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Most people fall in love and get married, but one man does it the other way around in this romantic comedy from Australia. Harvey (Hugo Weaving) is a private detective who derives the bulk of his work from unhappily married people wanting to know if their spouses are being unfaithful. Harvey finds this work depressing and wishes he could quit to devote himself to writing crime fiction. Harvey's career has also given him a rather jaundiced view of romance, which is unfortunately confirmed when he's hired to keep tabs on a college professor and discovers he's having an affair with… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 48%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A breezy pleasure."
‑ Cary Darling, Miami Herald
"A tone of lame amiability doesn't compensate for lack of invention."
‑ Desmond Ryan, Philadelphia Inquirer
"There's a charm in these romantic developments that overcomes all its staleness."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Only the farcical setup itself fails, but it can be swallowed for the sake of these enjoyable performances."
‑ Laura Kelly, South Florida Sun-Sentinel
"Makes the romantic comedy genre seem a bit less mechanical, and a bit more genuine."
‑ Chuck Rudolph, Matinee Magazine
"A talky, plodding romantic comedy in which the viewer is just waiting for the obvious plot twist to happen. And when it does, it's too unconvincing to feel satisfying."
‑ Malcolm Ritter, Associated Press
"Suffers from a slow-paced, contrived script."
‑ Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter
"Slightly campy, intriguing and fun!"
‑ Michael Szymanski,
"Generic as it is, it has tangible heart."
‑ Rachel Hyland, PopMatters
"Fails to get beyond the been-there, seen-that, prompting not much more than a few empathetic smiles."
‑ Luisa F. Ribeiro, Boxoffice Magazine
"Quickly becomes silly and tedious."
‑ Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times
"It conceals beneath its amiable ethnic facade a diminished version of every generic boy-meets-girl trifle to come out of Hollywood."
‑ Jan Stuart, Newsday
"Weaving is wonderful as always but the real surprise is Novikova who displays a quirky charm and movie star charisma in her first lead role."
‑ Ted Murphy,
"Earns its green card for being a humorous and pleasant-enough diversion."
‑ , E! Online
"This Doll has all the allure of a factory reject."
‑ Kevin Lally, Film Journal International
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