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New York Times:
The film goes on too long and adds up to very little, but the director's undisguised pleasure in filming the world of his grandiose, sentimental dreams is contagious.
According to common usage, the French word stupide comes closer to silly than to dumb, which is how I might rationalize my affection for this harebrained, obvious, but euphoric tale.
Watching it is like flipping through the heavy fashion mag of your choice, in which scores of ad pages sometimes turn up an article or two.
Los Angeles Times:
Lelouch has managed to be fresh and original while being true to his own romantic tradition.
A beautifully crafted meditation on memory, fate, coincidence and yearning.
Globe and Mail:
A would-be ribald comic film that never gets very funny, mated with a love story that never ignites, mixed in with what seems to be a tale of magic and fantasy that never quite admits its presence.
For those of us who find Lelouch an unbreakable habit -- the guiltiest of guilty pleasures -- watching And Now Ladies & Gentlemen comes close to sheer moviegoing bliss.
After an erratic run of screen appearances, Irons delivers a full-blooded star turn, riding on vast reserves of charm and riddled with question marks.
New York Daily News:
The tone moves from gently jocular ... to mystically morose ... and that creates a jarring effect from which the movie does not recover.
New York Observer:
Mr. Lelouch seems to have indulged Ms. Kaas and Mr. Irons beyond any rational narrative consideration.
The core relationship is what makes the movie with this ill-advised title a well-advised choice.
Minneapolis Star Tribune:
It's a sparkling mix of romance, comedy and drama, with gorgeous stars, breathtaking locations and a tricky story structure that eludes every effort to guess what might happen next.
One minute, the film is funny. The next it's romantic. For a few seconds, it's suspenseful. Other times, it's philosophical. But mostly, it's just confusing.
A good-looking but slim confection that's short on the multi-characterisation and sense of entwined destinies that mark the great Lelouch sagas.
Pretentious if attractive nonsense, an exercise in vanity, indulgence and a startling degree of shallowness.