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their spouses. Once the ; intelligensia as a little too he! “Wmef'd Em: (Dinner S'tmk) have blast-off is complete. ' aloof. making audience ith's dumb "'93 that they can get to

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cockpit with the three . struggle. See preview. 1 fashion stores to rival Nat Nat. All they

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critics the length and . breadth of the country. i coma“ back as a means 0' genmg

adventure about American and with Chungking into fish guys, flats and (abbingothem- ' history. American Iii-press. it's easy to see I The three of them seem like ordinary i at the film is so tired, repetitive and , ‘the protagonists seem endeavours. American why. Such a glorious hard-pushed twentysomethings, but i unconvincing. The protagonists seem ; so downright stupid it’s Values Its slflncjc is , concoctinn 01' humour. before too long, without really 3 so downright stupid it’s hard to , hard to believe in #1:!le , :I:C)Lg);r‘:l3’:friltltf1 \ planning it, there’s innocent blood on : believe in them anyway, while 7 them . . .Tavernier, Spa‘ccyph0m}apl'w is W O‘U‘r Ethe carpet and.a moral statement to : Tavernier labours the issue by having one tears, is losing fantastic (m‘mc big overlapping storm m {a 'be wrung from it all. them go through the ‘bait’ process on ' his touch’ screen. and [he “ding as around a fast food m“ m There’s a moment where Tavernier several redundant occasions. The good as it gets. Them m Hong Kong with lgets it spot-on. Gillain is out in the paint, simple though it is, has been SOlllC drawbacks inigtnguchcd ronmncc and hail, behind a door he! two made, but the has 8'58 to Howard overplays the indulgent heartache the {accomplices are beating the crap out Otter beyond solid naturalistic ‘supersiiiious‘ card. from menu for today. The lot some poor bastard who doesn’t performance. Bertrand, one tears, is "W “PC”. 40W” ‘0 8660'“ Segment is hill” even have a sale on the premises. She losing his touch. (Trevor Johnston) [j‘fw'l “2‘” "Wish" lb“. WW?“ m“ "‘9 “h” puts on her walkman to drown out the - The Bait (18) (Bertrand Tavernier; i firings” m an";fig:‘l‘gqi'Li’uflfflcg :sound and, hey presto, you’ve a France, 1995) Marie Gillain, Olivier ' an overall experience. it's this slight imbalance. See iZigzgtafitgfiggif:frr;hoi:l'36ker i fgtgulshssmgobfgltzumg Bicfiarggerrl

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