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The Dinner Game (Le Dīner de cons) Reviews

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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B

September 7, 2011
Lisa Nesselson
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Weaves a simple premise into comedy gold.

Full Review Source: Variety

January 14, 2008
Andrea C. Basora
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Despite the stagey set-up (it was originally conceived as a play and it shows), the film manages to maintain its humor and energy until the final scene in which Veber suddenly casts aside his delightful meanspiritedness and gets soft-hearted and preachy.

Full Review Source: Newsweek

January 14, 2008
Lisa Alspector
Chicago Reader
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Some realist nuances in the characters' behavior become more intriguing than the belabored humor.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

January 14, 2008
Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
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A sip of sparkling champagne in a moviegoing summer of mostly cheap red wine for teenage winos.

Full Review Source: New York Observer

April 27, 2007
Doris Toumarkine
Film Journal International

Its very tautness and on-the-money performances from the odd-coupled Jacques Villeret and Thierry Lhermitte help make this a highly amusing and old-fashioned big-screen entertainment.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

January 16, 2007
Merle Bertrand
Film Threat

An idiot is exactly what you'll be if you don't check out The Dinner Game.

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 4/5

December 6, 2005
Anthony Miele
Film Threat

Easily the funniest and most charming film that has been or will be released in 1999 ... period.

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 4/5

December 6, 2005
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews

Villeret, a fixture in French films for two decades, is short, squat, a little bug-eyed and able to completely twist the not-so-good intentions of his host.

Full Review Source: Reeling Reviews | Original Score: B

April 9, 2005
Michael Dequina

Farce is usually equated with slapstick, but here the comedy is distinctly one of wits, slowly building momentum to a satisfying finish.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 3/4

December 5, 2004
Judith Egerton
Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)

A sharp elbow in the throat of mean-spiritedness.

Full Review Source: Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY) | Original Score: 3/4

July 1, 2004
Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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On its own terms, it's an idiot's delight.

Full Review Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

February 21, 2004
Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)

| Original Score: 4/5

December 1, 2003
Jurgen Fauth

| Original Score: 4/5

October 15, 2003
Jeanne Aufmuth
Palo Alto Weekly

| Original Score: 3/4

May 14, 2003
Andrea Chase
Killer Movie Reviews

It may be silly, but it's never stupid.

Full Review Source: Killer Movie Reviews | Original Score: 5/5

April 5, 2003
William Arnold
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Veber builds and sustains an enjoyably frantic pace, his physical gags are clever and imaginative, and it's always fun to watch an arrogant smartie get his comeuppance at the hands of the lovable fool.

Full Review Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer | Original Score: B-

April 3, 2002
Ray Conlogue
Globe and Mail
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It's a long time since a French movie has been as funny as The Dinner Game.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 4/4

March 22, 2002
Philip Kemp
Sight and Sound

Veber's film offers all the undemanding, solidly old-fashioned pleasures of a traditionally well-crafted French farce.

Full Review Source: Sight and Sound

March 5, 2002
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Director Francis Veber has a perfect sense of comic timing which is the heart and soul of farce.

Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice

March 3, 2002

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June 18, 2012
Sam Adams
Philadelphia City Paper
January 1, 2000
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