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Read My Lips
Genre: Foreign - Thriller

Reviewed In Issue 76 (Sept 2003) Of Widescreen Review®

Vincent Cassel & Emmanuelle Devos

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 3.5
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 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 01200
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

Language, violence, and some sexual content
(Retail Price): $29.95
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 119
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2001
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 07/22/03
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Jacques Audiard
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
"Read My Lips" ("Sur Mes Levres") is a tense crime thriller that finds Carla (Devos), a long-time secretary for a property development company, frustrated with the limitations of her career. But as a 35-year-old woman with a hearing deficiency, she is not sure how to move up, though she is confident in her own abilities. Into her life comes Paul Angeli (Cassel), a new trainee who also happens to be a thief, fresh out of jail, and very good looking...and who just might be able to help her. (Suzanne Hodges)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD exhibits images that are sharp and detailed, with nicely rendered facial and clothing textures. Colors are often quite natural, though some scenes are stylized with sterile blue overtones. Fleshtones are accurately rendered and blacks are deep and solid. Contrast and shadow delineation are well balanced, with the picture often resembling

The French language Dolby