Little White Lies
Little White Lies (2012)

French box-office sensation Little White Lies is a sparkling comedic drama from Guillaume Canet, the writer-director of the worldwide smash hit Tell No One. Bringing together the top names from France's current generation of actors,… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: August 24, 2012
DVD Release Date: February 5, 2013
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Critic Score: 42% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Calvin Wilson
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"Little White Lies" is a bit too long, but has plenty of Gallic charm.

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Ty Burr
Boston Globe

The overall tone of "Little White Lies" feels off, or maybe it just doesn't translate to American audiences.

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Lucía Ros Serra

Manages to capture the feelings of an entire generation and the double standards of the French upper class. [Full review in Spanish]

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John Hartl
Seattle Times

A sprawling, initially engaging French comedy-drama that became a hit in France but ultimately underwhelms.

James Berardinelli

At times, it's amusing. At times, it's tragic. At times, it's romantic. But, like many vacations, it's way, way too long.

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Laura Kern
Film Comment Magazine

Little White Lies is less a portrait of the poignance and beauty of lasting, mostly platonic relationships than a lesson in how to be a shitty friend.

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

The script is banal, but the acting company and the locations are easy on the eyes.

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Stephanie Merry
Washington Post

As the movie wears on ... the melodrama amps up to a final scene capable of draining any remaining pathos.

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Tricia Olszewski
Washington City Paper

You go from sympathizing with [the characters] to wishing their time together would just end already.

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Flixster Audience Score: 64% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
With a first-rate cast and a great soundtrack, this is a warm and funny movie that already begins with an impressive long take, and although it has a maudlin… More
Lorenzo von Matterhorn
<i>"Call yourselves friends? You buy into each other's lies."</i> Every year, Max, a successful restaurant owner, and Véro, his… More
Jim Hunter
While one of their members is ailing, a group of friends proceeds with their yearly vacation. This film is a modern French version of The Big Chill. One can… More
Walter M.
"Little White Lies" starts with Ludo(Jean Dujardin) ending his night of wild partying by being hit by a truck while riding his scooter. That gives… More
Emile Tremblay
Some of the best character development I've ever seen. Also, this is the first movie that ever made me cry in theatres. I pretty much loved it and decided… More
Nicolas Korovessis
A wonderful European gem with a great cast and a well written script built on intriguing characters with Woody Allen-esque obsessions that during their most… More