The Adopted (Les adoptés)
The Adopted (Les adoptés) (2011)

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Critic Score: 56% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Anna Smith
Time Out

'The Adopted' serves as a calling card for Laurent, who displays a flair for character-based humour as well as strong visual direction.

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London Evening Standard

It's a commercial movie rather than an art film, but a great deal less compromised than most of its ilk.

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Omer Ali
Little White Lies

Mixed messages forge a forgettable outcome.

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Jordan Mintzer
Hollywood Reporter

Never develops into an engaging portrait of love and loss among a trio of thirty-something Frenchies.

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Peter Bradshaw

Sadly it doesn't quite come off, despite interesting moments.

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Ian Freer
Empire Magazine

Mélanie Laurent's sweet but schmaltzy debut establishes her credentials as a capable director, and she does good work with old Inglourious Basterd Menochet, too.

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Philip French
Observer (UK)

It's a wispy, tasteful, mildly touching, very French affair.

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Nigel Andrews
Financial Times

The film is harmless, whimsical, a little long-winded: While You Were Sleeping without Sandra Bullock but with extra Gallic chic.

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Tom Dawson
Total Film

It's glossy but saccharine, hammering home its coming-to-terms-with-life message as Laurent steers the story into contrived tragic waters.

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Current French Belle Du Jour Melanie Laurent makes her directorial debut with this turgid melodrama. It has more in common with those awful English indie dramas… More