The Grand Role (Le Grand Rôle) - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The Grand Role (Le Grand Rôle) Reviews

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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
October 1, 2005
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Scott Foundas
L.A. Weekly
September 29, 2005
As in many of his films, Jaglom establishes a striking intimate rapport with his female subjects.
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AV Club
September 26, 2005
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Eddie Cockrell
Variety
June 3, 2005
Predictable yet charming.
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
June 3, 2005
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.
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Jonathan Curiel
San Francisco Chronicle
May 20, 2005
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 | Original Score: 4/4
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
May 12, 2005
It's a weirdly winning illustration of love that O. Henry himself would have loved.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
May 12, 2005
Bittersweet and sophisticated.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Anita Gates
New York Times
May 6, 2005
A touching Parisian love story about an actor and his dying wife.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
May 6, 2005
A shaky effort to make a point about art triumphing over all.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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Jami Bernard
New York Daily News
May 6, 2005
Good acting means getting the details right, but the details are what's missing in this French tearjerker of a comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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David Ng
Village Voice
May 3, 2005
Director Steve Suissa spells out the acting metaphors for the cheap seats but leaves subtler points of intrigue unexplored.