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80
The New Republic
This French pastry, directed by Danièle Thompson, who wrote it with her son Christopher, is a meet-cute comedy in excelsis. Or very near excelsis.
80
Rather wonderful to sit through. It's fluff with flavor. And a cell phone.
70
It's got a subtext but not a subplot.
67
Austin Chronicle
Jet Lag's romantic fluffery is somewhat beneath these old pros, but they make its meet-cute scenario work, mostly -– and most especially when crusty, grumpy, grizzled Jean Reno announces he's "totally in love."
63
ReelViews
For those who have a penchant for talky subtitled romantic comedies, this one has its charms, but is probably more worth seeking out once it's on video than during its (probably short) theatrical life.
63
Baltimore Sun
Stars Juliette Binoche and Jean Reno give Jet Lag everything they've got. Too bad the movie doesn't better reward their effort.
60
The New York Times
A peppy romantic trifle from France that rises above the mundane on the strength of its beautifully detailed lead performances.
40
Variety
Stays resolutely grounded thanks to miscasting of Juliette Binoche and Jean Reno as the leads and a script that contrarily breaks every rule of the genre.
40
Village Voice
The writerly restraint that confines them to the airport is admirable, though the fairy-tale ending in Acapulco seems like a throwaway.
38
Miami Herald
There are frothy romantic comedies and then there is Jet Lag, a movie so thin it borders on nonexistence.

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