I like movies based on this era, but the subject of this movie was senseless to me...
Bel Ami is the story of Georges Duroy, who travels through 1890s Paris, from cockroach ridden garrets to opulent salons, using his wits and powers of seduction to rise from poverty to wealth, from a p... read more
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February 19, 2013
December 2, 2012
Started off slow, but really was worth sticking with. I am not a fan of period movies in general, but was interested to see Robert Pattinson in something other than Twilight movies. Also quite like Christina Ricci.
This is a really well acted movie. Robert is quite convincing an...
November 27, 2012
Possessed by love. Consumed by desire.
Not so great of a movie! The choice of Robert Pattinson as the hero, or antihero of Guy de Maupassant's novel is probably the main reason for the overall failure of the movie adaptation. Missing the artistic maturity necessary to sustain t...
July 31, 2012
Should have read the story line before watching this.
July 5, 2012
A rushed and insipid soap-opera with lame perfomances, especially by Robert Pattinson, who is a terrible actor and is completely miscast as an ambitious seducer - unable to show how his character feels and what could possibly draw those refined women to him.
November 1, 2013
In "Bel Ami," Georges Duroy(Robert Pattinson) finds the opportunity to go out for the evening in Paris in 1890, even though he is almost flat broke. That turns out to be a good move when he runs into Charles Forestier(Philip Glenister, of "Life on Mars"), an old army buddy who i...
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A ruthless young man claws his way out of poverty and uses the women who help him along the way without regard for their feelings in this lovely costume drama starring Richard Pattinson, Christina Ricci, Uma Thurman, and Kristin Scott Thomas. Young Mr Pattison holds his own among...
November 9, 2012
A drama starring Robert Pattinson is not an easy task, and the directors Declan Donnellan and Nick Ormerod had a difficulty convincing me that he was the perfect match for Uma Thurman, Kristin Scott Thomas, Christina Ricci and Colm Meaney. I watched it to the end wishing a littl...
June 17, 2012
As a big fan of period dramas, I found myself greatly let down by Bel Ami. It has a strong cast, but a bad sense of storytelling, with poor pacing, feeling both slow in parts and rushed in others. The performance by Robert Pattinson in many embodies the film, he looks the part, i...
August 8, 2012
Although "Bel Ami" fails to fully tear Robert Pattinson away from his vampire upbringings, the fact that the viewer is mostly supposed to dislike his central character provides for some on-par reactions. With a lovely cast of females surrounding him, especially Christina Ricci, w...