MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 520 this week

Bel Ami (2012)

 -  Drama | History | Romance  -  9 March 2012 (UK)
5.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.4/10 from 13,039 users   Metascore: 42/100
Reviews: 59 user | 151 critic | 25 from Metacritic.com

A chronicle of a young man's rise to power in Paris via his manipulation of the city's wealthiest and most influential women.

Writers:

(novel), (screenplay)
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 26 titles
created 05 Jan 2012
 
a list of 38 titles
created 16 Jan 2012
 
a list of 23 titles
created 15 Aug 2012
 
a list of 46 titles
created 20 Mar 2013
 
a list of 41 titles
created 26 Mar 2013
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Bel Ami (2012)

Bel Ami (2012) on IMDb 5.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Bel Ami.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Cosmopolis (2012)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

Riding across Manhattan in a stretch limo in order to get a haircut, a 28-year-old billionaire asset manager's day devolves into an odyssey with a cast of characters that start to tear his world apart.

Director: David Cronenberg
Stars: Robert Pattinson, Juliette Binoche, Sarah Gadon
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A veterinary student abandons his studies after his parents are killed and joins a traveling circus as their vet.

Director: Francis Lawrence
Stars: Robert Pattinson, Reese Witherspoon, Christoph Waltz
Biography | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A look at how the intense relationship between Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud gives birth to psychoanalysis.

Director: David Cronenberg
Stars: Michael Fassbender, Keira Knightley, Viggo Mortensen
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A Midwestern war veteran finds himself drawn to the past and lifestyle of his millionaire neighbor.

Director: Baz Luhrmann
Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan, Joel Edgerton
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Colin Clark, an employee of Sir Laurence Olivier's, documents the tense interaction between Olivier and Marilyn Monroe during production of The Prince and the Showgirl.

Director: Simon Curtis
Stars: Michelle Williams, Eddie Redmayne, Kenneth Branagh
Anna Karenina I (2012)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

In late-19th-century Russian high society, St. Petersburg aristocrat Anna Karenina enters into a life-changing affair with the dashing Count Alexei Vronsky.

Director: Joe Wright
Stars: Keira Knightley, Jude Law, Aaron Taylor-Johnson
Broken City (2013)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

In a city rife with injustice, ex-cop Billy Taggart seeks redemption and revenge after being double-crossed and then framed by its most powerful figure: Mayor Nicholas Hostetler.

Director: Allen Hughes
Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Russell Crowe, Catherine Zeta-Jones
Flight I (2012)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

An airline pilot saves almost all his passengers on his malfunctioning airliner which eventually crashed, but an investigation into the accident reveals something troubling.

Director: Robert Zemeckis
Stars: Denzel Washington, Nadine Velazquez, Don Cheadle
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

An idealistic staffer for a new presidential candidate gets a crash course on dirty politics during his stint on the campaign trail.

Director: George Clooney
Stars: Paul Giamatti, George Clooney, Philip Seymour Hoffman
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.3/10 X  
Director: Danny Donnelly
Stars: Adam Deacon, Nichola Burley, David Ajala
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

As Cecil Gaines serves eight presidents during his tenure as a butler at the White House, the civil rights movement, Vietnam, and other major events affect this man's life, family, and American society.

Director: Lee Daniels
Stars: Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, John Cusack
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A fisheries expert is approached by a consultant to help realize a sheik's vision of bringing the sport of fly-fishing to the desert and embarks on an upstream journey of faith and fish to prove the impossible possible.

Director: Lasse Hallström
Stars: Ewan McGregor, Emily Blunt, Amr Waked
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
Rachel the Prostitute
...
François Laroche
...
Comte de Vaudrec
Thomas Arnold ...
Louis
Timothy Walker ...
Solicitor
...
Paul the Butler
...
Police Commisioner
Amy Marston ...
Nanny
Edit

Storyline

Georges Duroy is a penniless soldier returning from war. He travels to Paris in a search for ways to improve his social and financial status. He uses his wit and powers of seduction to charm wealthy women. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Possessed by love. Consumed by desire. See more »

Genres:

Drama | History | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some strong sexuality, nudity and brief language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

| |  »

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

9 March 2012 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Bel Ami  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$38,018 (USA) (8 June 2012)

Gross:

$119,919 (USA) (27 July 2012)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Nicole Kidman was offered Kristin Scott Thomas's role, but had to turn it down due to scheduling conflicts. See more »

Quotes

Charles Forestier: [from trailer]
Charles Forestier: Georges Duroy, you look terrible. Let me buy you a drink.
See more »

Connections

Version of Bel Ami (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

Ave Maria
(uncredited)
Written by Franz Schubert
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
Feedback on seeing Bel Ami
9 March 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The storyline and setting for the book is well known, but this film focuses on the main character's development into a ruthless and determined man who will stop at nothing to ensure he does not return to his previous life of poverty and hardship. Robert Pattinson's interpretation is entirely rational and believable.

At the start of the film we see Georges hungry living in conditions that would lead anyone to become desperate. He sees the rich squandering their wealth and when a turn of fate allows him to enter this world he grabs it and initially cannot believe his good luck. However the men who made him decide they no longer want to support him leading him to take his revenge. He has learnt that everyone in these circles is flawed and are willing to take risks in order to get what they want, so he feels that he can do the same.

Robert Pattinson demonstrates that he has grown as an actor and is building on his previous roles.

Go and see this film you will not be disappointed.


48 of 84 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
How an actor can make a movie fail miguel2-1
So was Georges really in love with Cloltide? christy51274
24 Years Ago... obrienmundy
Why did that man... traceybaby2002
How did the term 'Bel Ami' turn into a famous gay twink movie company? dragonsi
Am I the only one r_clayton_7
Discuss Bel Ami (2012) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?