Review: Variety Reviews ‘Bel Ami’

Well folks, it’s another doozy. This time Variety takes a stab at dissecting Bel Ami… and boy, do they ever. Here’s a taste:

The sort of self-styled gentleman who should theoretically be able to stroll into a room and mesmerize everyone in it by sheer force of personality, this Duroy instead seems to be constantly referring to mental notes from “Ladykilling for Dummies” as he mystifyingly wends his way into the sympathies of three well-married women.

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