In Variety, multiple Tony Award winner Bob Boyett recently gave high praise to La Vie en Rose and Marion:
"Marion Cotillard and the director Olivier Dahan have captured one of the most compelling portraits of a very rare and special person that I've ever seen anywhere. It is haunting. Piaf obviously had a great talent, but Dahan goes underneath to expose this extremely raw person who did have incredible relationships and did benefit from them, but in the long run she had a lot of hard knocks along the way. People sometimes think her problems were self-imposed, but from early on she had a lot of physical and mental problems. It's the story of an extraordinary spirit. For two or three days after seeing this film, I couldn't get it out of my head."