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Bel Ami

AV Club
7 June 2012
  • Excerpt: Guy de Maupassant’s novel Bel Ami has been adapted for the stage and screen multiple times—most memorably in 1947, in a movie starring George Sanders and Angela Lansbury. The novel’s appeal is obvious: It explores the social strata of 19th-century Paris by showing an ambitious scoundrel hopping from bed to bed.
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Overall 7
7.0

Bel Ami

The Digital Fix
6 March 2012
  • Excerpt: Set in Paris in the 1890s, based on a story by Guy de Maupassant, and retaining its original French title, it may come as a surprise to see Bel Ami populated by an all-English speaking cast. There have been more than a few misguided attempts by Hollywood to delve into French period drama, but there are also a few noteworthy precedents to suggest that it’s not an entirely foolhardy enterprise, not least of which is the superb Dangerous Liaisons (even if the French title...
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Overall 6
6.0

Bel Ami

totalfilm.com
13 July 2012
Overall 4
4.0

Bel Ami

Empire Online
28 April 2012
  • Conclusion: Even with a strong cast to gild its endless chambers and salons, there's barely a spark of soul to fuel its story. Pattinson is no Malkovich either.
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Overall 6
6.0

Bel Ami

totalfilm.com
27 February 2012
  • Summary: Beautiful but muddled re-do of Guy de Maupassant’s classic French novel.
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