Unfortunately for RPatz, however, "Bel Ami" didn't win over critics. With only a 30 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes, the movie adaptation of the Guy de Maupassant's 1885 French novel isn't quite the launching pad Pattinson needs to be taken seriously post-"Twilight."
"With that cast, we rightfully expect fireworks," wrote Rolling Stone. "What we get is the film equivalent of a wet blanket."
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Can these harsh critiques all be right? Or do these writers simply need to take a chill pill and relax? Let us know which critical torpedoes landed on deserving targets and which fell wide of the mark in the comments.