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The Grand Role (Le Grand Rôle) Reviews

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Kyle Smith
New York Post
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A shaky effort to make a point about art triumphing over all.

| Original Score: 1.5/4

May 6, 2005
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine

Fails to summon a compelling parallel between Merchant's anti-Semitic baggage and the Jewish Maurice's own struggles as an actor.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 2/4

April 26, 2005
David Ng
Village Voice
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Director Steve Suissa spells out the acting metaphors for the cheap seats but leaves subtler points of intrigue unexplored.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

May 3, 2005
Jami Bernard
New York Daily News
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Good acting means getting the details right, but the details are what's missing in this French tearjerker of a comedy.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 1.5/4

May 6, 2005
Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
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Bereft of real laughs while lacking the depth to make its emotional aspects more moving, the film never manages to assimilate its shifting tones and ultimately seems trivial.

June 3, 2005
Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat

...a diverting little comedy/drama, with a good central performance from Freiss, but...nothing much more on display.

December 15, 2005
Doris Toumarkine
Film Journal International

Favors melodramatic and quirky twists, never bothering to lay down substantive ballast.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

March 1, 2007
Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
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Bittersweet and sophisticated.

| Original Score: 3/4

May 12, 2005
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
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It's a weirdly winning illustration of love that O. Henry himself would have loved.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger | Original Score: 2.5/4

May 12, 2005
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews as long as one doesn't think about it too much...

Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews | Original Score: 2.5/4

January 30, 2006
Jordan Hiller

Le Grand Role's magic for me is that the love between Freiss' Maurice and Berenice Bejo's Perla transcends anything that Judaism could possibly take credit for.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 2.5

April 12, 2005
Harvey S. Karten

Stephane Freiss's monologue from 'The Merchant of Venice' would make Al Pacino envious.

Full Review Source: Compuserve | Original Score: B+

April 25, 2005
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times

Director Steve Suissa balances the comedy and the tragedy of the material effectively

Full Review Source: New Times

October 8, 2005
Kim Williamson
Boxoffice Magazine

A good one that could please most specialized audiences, especially couples.

Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine | Original Score: 3/5

May 5, 2005
Anita Gates
New York Times
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A touching Parisian love story about an actor and his dying wife.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3/5

May 6, 2005
Jonathan Curiel
San Francisco Chronicle
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Their characters are compelling and completely realistic, the acting is first-rate, and many scenes in this black-and-white movie (which was shot in different countries, including Saudi Arabia) are breathtaking.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 4/4

May 20, 2005
Eddie Cockrell
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Predictable yet charming.

Full Review Source: Variety

June 3, 2005
Scott Foundas
L.A. Weekly
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As in many of his films, Jaglom establishes a striking intimate rapport with his female subjects.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

September 29, 2005

E! Online

Funny, romantic and poignant all at the same time, Le Grand Role is quite a star.

Full Review Source: E! Online | Original Score: A-

May 6, 2005
Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
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AV Club
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September 26, 2005
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