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Just Visiting

Just Visiting (2001)

tomatometer

33

Average Rating: 4.7/10
Reviews Counted: 78
Fresh: 26 | Rotten: 52

This remake of the French comedy Les Visiteurs ends up being a middling, forgettable effort -- not as good as the original.

36

Average Rating: 4.6/10
Critic Reviews: 25
Fresh: 9 | Rotten: 16

This remake of the French comedy Les Visiteurs ends up being a middling, forgettable effort -- not as good as the original.

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Movie Info

Lots of people find themselves in the wrong place at the wrong time, but this comic fantasy takes that notion to a whole new level. Count Thibault of Malfete (Jean Reno) is a brave warrior and respected nobleman in 12th century France. Count Thibault has won the heart of the lovely Princess Rosalind (Christina Applegate) and has a loyal servant in the loyal but half-bright Andre (Christian Clavier). But Thibault's world is turned upside down when an aging wizard demonstrates a new potion that

PG-13,

Comedy

John Hughes, Christian Clavier, Jean-Marie Poiré

Sep 11, 2001

$4.0M

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Truly it is a peculiar curse upon the world, this high-concept joke that refuses to die.

April 23, 2001 Full Review Source: Newsday
Newsday
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Not only microwaves what is already four-day-old fish in Paris, but lets the original director, screenwriters, and stars do the reheating.

April 10, 2001 Full Review Source: Village Voice
Village Voice
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Some of these gags are very funny, and it's a pleasure to see Reno as something other than a villain in an English language picture.

April 6, 2001 Full Review Source: Washington Post
Washington Post
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Curiously unfunny.

April 6, 2001 Full Review Source: Washington Post
Washington Post
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It could be worth a visit to your local multiplex if this kind of frothy foolishness appeals to you.

April 6, 2001
Seattle Times
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Time travel comedy with bathroom humor.

December 15, 2010 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media

Bears the scars of a film sliced and diced by a studio hoping to salvage a failed comedy.

January 7, 2005 Full Review
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

The visuals look dark, grubby and cheap, making us feel like we're watching a shoddy knock-off rather than an enthusiastic remake

February 17, 2002

Just Visiting is far from intolerable, and, as these things go, it's probably not even "bad". But there doesn't seem to have been any talent behind it, any thought, any care.

May 26, 2001 Full Review Source: Film Blather
Film Blather

Just Visiting isn't a total misfire, there are some amusing sequences ... but there are also cringe-worthy moments as well.

May 6, 2001 Full Review Source: Baseline.Hollywood.com
Baseline.Hollywood.com

The broad slapstick that could remotely be considered mildly funny in their native context goes over like a lead balloon en anglais.

May 3, 2001 Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com
TheMovieReport.com

Hobbled by its two leads, whose French accents muddy their lines and make the film a lot less accessible to the younger audiences the film targets.

April 30, 2001 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

Creates a fair degree of authenticity in its representations of cultural and period differences.

April 23, 2001 Full Review Source: Cinephiles
Cinephiles

What's annoying about this version is that it's been dumbed down for American audiences.

April 20, 2001 Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com
Filmcritic.com

The word 'innocuous' was created for movies like this, both in the sense of being harmless, and in the sense of being unlikely to inspire any strong feelings.

April 16, 2001 Full Review Source: EricDSnider.com
EricDSnider.com

A scattershot affair.

April 9, 2001 Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle
Austin Chronicle

An aimless one-joke comedy that wanders down a predictable path, inspiring a modest number of smiles, but not too many laughs.

April 9, 2001 Full Review Source: Apollo Guide
Apollo Guide

For the most part consistently entertaining.

April 9, 2001 Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine
Boxoffice Magazine

never slow or boring, but it's never very funny, either

April 9, 2001 Full Review Source: Q Network Film Desk
Q Network Film Desk

I wanted them to visit for awhile longer.

April 7, 2001 Full Review Source: 3BlackChicks Review
3BlackChicks Review

The film strands [Reno and Applegate] with an impotently blustering, straw-dog villain and a limp, directionless story.

April 6, 2001 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Audience Reviews for Just Visiting

Original was better.
June 21, 2011
Lucas Martins

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I loved this movie. Totally hilarious. Loved how the characters react to 21st century life style and brought with them their hilarious habits and way of life from the past. This movie is a must see!! We rented it and watched it five times in five days. Highly recommended for a great laugh! Andre is very funny and it is great to see him realize that he can be a free man and finally stand up for himself. It helps us realize how inhumane the treatment of "slaves" were in ancient history. Helps us realize how much we take for granted in the 21st century too. This movie is like a mix between Monty Python's Quest for the Holy Grail and Napoleon Dynamite, at least that is what type of satirical humor it reminds me of and I think both of those movies are absolutely hilarious as well, the kind that you like to watch again and again and find yourself quoting over and over and laughing. It was a great movie!!
August 8, 2009
matertenebraum

Super Reviewer

This movie is hilarious. I haven't seen the original movie but I really liked this one, mostly because of Jean Reno and Christina Applegate. The storyline is great and many scenes are absolutely hilarious. I can imagine why people dislike this movie because it is not supposed to be taken quite seriously, it is indeed very silly. I will always love movies about time travel.
January 25, 2011
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