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Closing Escrow (2007)

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50

Average Rating: 5.8/10
Critic Reviews: 8
Fresh: 4 | Rotten: 4

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Armen Kaprelian's directorial debut, the comedy Closing Escrow, charts the unusual events surrounding the lives of real-estate agents. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi

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Armen Kaprelian, Kent Llewellyn

Sep 4, 2007

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The obviously improvised proceedings -- at least let's hope they're improvised -- fail to produce the desired laughs, with frequent pauses after punch lines that will only result in lengthy silences.

September 25, 2007
Hollywood Reporter
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A sometimes laugh-out-loud send-up of homebuyers' worst instincts, the extreme behavior of real-estate agents and what happens when the certifiably insane save enough for a down payment.

September 5, 2007 Full Review Source: Variety
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A spoof, sometimes a funny one, and sometimes just plain overkill.

August 30, 2007 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times
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The film would have worked better if it had stuck more closely to real estate as both the source and target of the satire.

August 24, 2007 Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle
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If you can watch it without weeping over your own predicament, you'll see some serious talent bursting out.

August 24, 2007 Full Review Source: New York Daily News
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No matter how ridiculous the characters come off, they're more than just punch lines. In fact, despite their quirks, [they're] improbably endearing.

August 24, 2007
New York Times
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... more or less in the Christopher Guest vein, but with nowhere near as many laughs.

September 12, 2007

Escrow isn't as polished or consistent as the best of its sub-genre -- but it's pretty dang funny for the most part.

August 31, 2007 Full Review Source: Cinematical
Cinematical

Limited to three couples and their real estate agents and a handful of property locations, this indie never ceases to entertain.

August 29, 2007 Full Review Source: Hollywood Report Card
Hollywood Report Card

While far from the cream of the mockumentary crop, it's still a pleasant diversion.

August 24, 2007 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Closing Escrow is one of those self-aware mockumentaries of the sort Christopher Guest likes to make -- only it's not that funny.

August 24, 2007 Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine
Boxoffice Magazine

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Passably scattershot real estate mockumentary.
September 9, 2007
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