Après vous (After You) Reviews

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Time Out
November 17, 2011
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Bob Mondello
NPR.org
October 18, 2008
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Dave Calhoun
Time Out
August 16, 2007
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Time Out
February 9, 2006
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Richard Nilsen
Arizona Republic
September 1, 2005
A light, entertaining comedy with little, if any, redeeming value, other than a few good laughs.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
August 25, 2005
Although the ingredients are excellent, the result is an overcooked comedy more often provoking indigestion than laughter.
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
August 7, 2005
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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
August 5, 2005
A lightweight farce that remains enjoyable primarily for the time spent with Auteuil.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Houston Chronicle
July 30, 2005
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John Hartl
Seattle Times
July 8, 2005
French fluff at its creepiest: illogical, exasperating, overlong and based on characters who are just as empty as the creatures who inhabit Hollywood fluff.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Connie Ogle
Miami Herald
July 8, 2005
As the character gains confidence, Garcia tones down the tics and actually makes Louis likable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
July 7, 2005
From the beginning I found the plot contrivances more than a little forced, and the behavior of the various characters improbably extreme.
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Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
June 30, 2005
The premise is razor thin, but [Daniel Auteuil] sells it with everything he's got.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
June 24, 2005
The misunderstandings and crisscrossing agendas never build to critical mass; the movie doesn't go insane, and it needs to.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Jessica Reaves
Chicago Tribune
June 18, 2005
A sweet, if dramatically overlong, trifle.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
June 17, 2005
Lacks farcical insanity and settles for being a sitcom, not a very good one.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
June 16, 2005
There isn't much to the movie, and you can see where it's going from kilometers away. But Auteuil gives the silliness a surprising heft.
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Ruthe Stein
San Francisco Chronicle
June 10, 2005
A film that moves you to laugh has become as rare as one that makes you cry, so Apres Vous should be cherished for its seriously funny moments.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Lisa Rose
Newark Star-Ledger
June 9, 2005
The story crash-lands in contrivance, losing its way in the third act.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
June 3, 2005
Nothing lives up to its name like French farce, and director Pierre Salvadori's bit of nonsense about a good Samaritan who aborts a stranger's suicide attempt then dedicates himself to making the man's life worth living exceeds the limits of the genre.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
June 3, 2005
Parlez-vous farce? Après Vous speaks the lingo haltingly, like the French you sort of learned in high school.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
June 2, 2005
This delightfully spirited film is perfectly cast, and it's hard to imagine how Daniel Auteuil, José Garcia and Sandrine Kiberlain could possibly improve upon their irresistible, multifaceted portrayals.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
June 2, 2005
A meandering comedy that offers the pleasure of watching the great French actor Daniel Auteuil as the world's most overzealous, uptight good Samaritan.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly
June 2, 2005
Even as it takes some zany potshots at the conventions of bourgeois comedy, the movie is rife with exactly the kind of pat, predictable reversals that define the form.
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AV Club
June 2, 2005
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
June 1, 2005
Suicidal depression has rarely looked so amusing.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Peter L'Official
Village Voice
May 31, 2005
As genre fare, Après Vous is saved by its irresistibly sympathetic performances.
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
April 15, 2005
Adorable.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Lisa Nesselson
Variety
April 14, 2005
Elegantly written, well-thesped comedy is too hermetic and bittersweet to be laugh-out-loud funny, but sustains a fairly successful ratio of uncomfortable situations to amusing solutions.
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
May 15, 2004
Mostly, it works -- as long as the viewer doesn't demand too much plausibility in a story line.