The Lover (L'amant)
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 20%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Scratch away the steamy, evocative surface, remove Jeanne Moreau's veteran-voiced narration, and you have only art-film banalities."
‑ Desson Thomson, Washington Post
"Too bad that the film is marred by the vices of international productions, as it deals with issues seldom shown in American movies, such as the power of sexuality."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"The only moderately interesting scene here is a traditional Chinese wedding toward the end, which, of course, is cut short."
‑ , Deseret News, Salt Lake City
"Annaud and his collaborators have got all of the physical details just right, but there is a failure of the imagination here; we do not sense the presence of real people behind the attractive facades of the two main actors."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"Stylish if somewhat tedious study of a young Vietnamese woman who falls under the spell of an older dandy."
‑ Boo Allen, Denton Record Chronicle (TX)
"Never mind that in portraying passion, the two seem to be demonstrating the proper use of the Salad Shooter."
‑ Rita Kempley, Washington Post
"The worst part of the dialog is given to the writer. She has to say one pedantic line after another, and overall, the narrator's part is just too wordy."
‑ Steve Rhodes, Internet Reviews
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