Pretenders - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Pretenders Reviews

Page 1 of 1
October 4, 2019
Quantity over quality seems to be Franco's motto. He's quite consistent in how inconsistent he is.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
October 3, 2019
Is this a film about bohemian artists or a parody of a film about bohemian artists? Because if we're supposed to take this laughably trite and sexist claptrap seriously, one has to laugh.
June 27, 2019
Flat-footed performances, a shoddy script, sloppy filmmaking and faux-clever homages to directors like Godard, Truffaut and Bertolucci that will probably only entice viewers in, well, the first year of film school, should they happen to see it.
October 2, 2019
The whole production feels masturbatory instead of observant.
Full Review | Original Score: D
October 11, 2019
James Franco's love triangle is clearly enamored of film history and the French New Wave, and that enthusiasm helps somewhat, but the characters never really come to life or connect with one another.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 29, 2019
... as shallow as its characters, who aren't worthy of our emotional investment.
October 4, 2019
[T]here's little that's sincere about this story.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
October 3, 2019
It descends into several discrete modes of misogyny.
June 27, 2019
It's skillful enough to tickle the mind and the emotions but not effective enough to fully engage them.
September 30, 2019
The Pretenders is clever and cleverly performed, often visually alluring, observant, stylish and shallow.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Page 1 of 1