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The Emperor's New Clothes Reviews

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Mark Halverson
Sacramento News & Review
August 7, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jamie Russell
BBC.com
February 3, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jamie Gillies
Apollo Guide
June 2, 2003
A great companion piece to other Napoleon films.
Full Review | Original Score: 75/100
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
October 28, 2002
A unique, and not always successful mixture of comedy and drama, helped by Ian Holm's inspired acting.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002
Mr. Holm possesses the kind of skill that acting is all about: He can make an audience forget what they know and believe they are watching two different men.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
September 18, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: B
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
August 8, 2002
All of this is written, directed and acted with verve, feeling and wit.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
August 7, 2002
It may not be history %u2013 but then again, what if it is? %u2013 but it makes for one of the most purely enjoyable and satisfying evenings at the movies I've had in a while.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
August 1, 2002
Unlike a vaguely similarly-themed film, Dave, New Clothes is not concerned with what the unwitting usurper does, but who he becomes.
Full Review| Original Score: 4/5
Bruce Kirkland
Jam! Movies
July 28, 2002
The Emperor's New Clothes may not be proper history, but it is good entertainment.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
July 26, 2002
The story is pure fiction, but told with the dignity and self-assurance of an Oliver Stone conspiracy tale.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
July 25, 2002
A delightful, if minor, pastry of a movie.
| Original Score: 4/5
Steve Schneider
Orlando Weekly
July 25, 2002
Holm's strong performance never sinks to caricature.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Laura Kelly
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
July 19, 2002
Cleverly upends the goals of the grand strategist, turning him into an underdog to be rooted for. And root we do, quite loyally.
| Original Score: 3/4
Jack Garner
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
July 19, 2002
A bit of whimsically warped history elevated by the central performance of Ian Holm.
| Original Score: 8/10
Robert W. Butler
Kansas City Star
July 19, 2002
Gives Holm one of his rare cracks at a true starring role, and the man is magnificent.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
Susan Stark
Detroit News
July 19, 2002
Recent and long-standing fans of Holm must relish the chance to watch Sir Ian in a dual role, one that he explores with customary insight, subtlety and good humor.
| Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press
July 19, 2002
[Holm] saves this film time and again with an eagle's gaze that puts you on alert, prompting you to sit up a little straighter in that theater seat.
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
July 19, 2002
Holm manages to hold the whole thing together, while convincingly shifting gears between the two characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Marshall Fine
Journal News (Westchester, NY)
July 15, 2002
The film offers an intriguing what-if premise.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Top Critic
Derek Elley
Variety
February 13, 2009
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Urban Cinefile
October 18, 2008
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Time Out
June 24, 2006

Guardian
April 9, 2004
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
January 2, 2003
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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
August 9, 2002
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Arizona Republic
July 19, 2002
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
July 12, 2002

Boston Phoenix
June 29, 2002
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