Two English Girls (Les deux Anglaises et le continent)
Two English Girls (Les deux Anglaises et le continent) (1972)

Among the great François Truffaut films, Two English Girls is likely the least known. Its story of a romantic triangle inevitably invites comparison to Truffaut's Jules and Jim, and not surprisingly, as both are based on novels by… More

Rated: PG
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Release Date: October 15, 1972
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Critic Score: 86% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

It's wonderful how offhand Franois Truffaut's best films feel. There doesn't seem to be any great effort being made; he doesn't push for his effects, but lets them flower naturally from the simplicities of his stories.

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Jay Antani
Cinema Writer

Georges Delerue's lovely score and fine performances by Markham and Tendeter keep another one of Truffaut's narcissistic escapades...watchable, but just barely

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Bob Wake

An exhilarating viewing experience

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

A film of such beautiful, charming and comic discretion that it isn't until the end that one realizes it's also immensely sad and even brutal, though in the nonbrutalizing way that truth can sometimes be.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Overrated romantic triangle charmer.

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Don Druker
Chicago Reader

[A] bittersweet tale of love imperfectly expressed and passion unwisely spent.

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Urban Cinefile

The pace is leisurely in this bi-coastal love triangle and coming of age story

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Flixster Audience Score: 82% Flixster User Reviews
Eric Broome
"Two English Girls" has obvious ties with "Jules and Jim," the well-known classic which preceded it by nine years. Both are directed by… More
Tom S.
Lots for Truffaut fans to appreciate. All of the director's obsessions are in play.
Anthony Valletta
The director's cut is one of Truffaut's best. A masterpiece and one of my favorite films.