Confession of a Child of the Century
Confession of a Child of the Century (2012)

This period drama, based on Alfred de Musset's 1836 autobiographical novel of the same name, tells the tale of Octave (Pete Doherty), a desperate young man who tries to get a hold on his life by leaving Paris for the countryside. Amid… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
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Megan Lehmann
Hollywood Reporter

The role of a beautiful and damned 19th century libertine sounds like a perfect fit for disheveled English rock poet Pete Doherty, but then there's the little matter of being able to act.

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Philip French
Observer (UK)

Under the direction of a film-maker who speaks little English, Doherty and Gainsbourg give flat performances, their speech uninflected, their line readings uncertain.

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David Jenkins
Little White Lies

Few beyond Doherty die-hards are going to need a second viewing.

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

It all adds up to a curiosity, which isn't likely to make much of an impact with an incurious public.

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David Aldridge
Radio Times

As dull and cumbersome as its title.

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Peter Bradshaw
Guardian

Pete Doherty tries his absolute best, and in some ways isn't every bit as terrible as you might think.

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Hannah McGill
The List

Stunt casting has sunk this one, and Doherty should either shelve any remaining acting ambition, or invest some of his drug money in a lesson or two.

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Allan Hunter
Daily Express (UK)

A turgidly oppressive, lifeless film that can't even be recommended to collectors of cinematic oddities.

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Robbie Collin
Daily Telegraph (UK)

[Doherty] twitches, shuffles and croaks his way through every scene in a manner that put me in mind of a hungover crow.

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Flixster Audience Score: 25% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
Pete Doherty may be great as a musician and songwriter, but as an actor he proves to be just as abysmal as this unendurable film - a sterile drama that is not… More