• The Valet
    2 minutes 44 seconds
    Added: May 9, 2008

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The Valet (La Doublure) Reviews

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Joshua Land
Time Out
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Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 3/5

November 17, 2011
Heather Huntington
ReelzChannel.com

Cute, breezy, and fun.

Full Review Source: ReelzChannel.com | Original Score: 6/10

August 28, 2008

There are a few extra plot threads that feel like parking spaces that don't quite fit, but the story is squeezed in anyway. I'd still check out the valet.

Full Review Source: TheMovieChicks.com | Original Score: 3.5/5

December 21, 2007
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

A charming if familiar French comedy of manners, again showing writer-director Francis Veber's skillful touch as a farceur, this time with elegant British actress Kristin Scott Thomas and vet Daniel Auteuil, who could have played this role in his sleep

Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com | Original Score: B-

September 18, 2007
Ted Murphy
Murphy's Movie Reviews

Except for a slightly misguided final scene, LA DOUBLURE (THE VALET) is a great dessert movie: a brisk and breezy romp that will leave audiences smiling.

Full Review Source: Murphy's Movie Reviews | Original Score: B+

July 14, 2007
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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It's not as outrageous or as hilarious as his best work, but it's still charming, even when it isn't finding the funnybone.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 3/5

June 20, 2007
Jack Garner
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

If you're in the mood for Gallic lightheartedness, you know where to go.

Full Review Source: Rochester Democrat and Chronicle | Original Score: 7/10

June 8, 2007
Brandon Judell
New York Theatre Wire

One can see Moliére being jealous of the plot line, and Karl Marx applauding. You see capitalists who exploit the masses do not fare too well in this venture.

June 8, 2007
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Veber fills the film with engagingly quirky characters and bright gags that keep it floating along with such assurance that it constantly charms.

Full Review Source: Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC) | Original Score: 4/5

June 6, 2007
Michael Sragow
Baltimore Sun

Improbable? Perhaps, but one of writer-director Francis Veber's gifts as a farceur is to make the unlikely both credible and amusing.

Full Review Source: Baltimore Sun | Original Score: B

June 2, 2007
Sean Means
Salt Lake Tribune

Veber's dialogue is as witty as ever, and he gets great mileage out of his likable cast, particularly Elmaleh and Taglioni.

| Original Score: 3/4

June 1, 2007
Kerry Lengel
Arizona Republic
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It's all empty calories, of course, but that's what French pastry -- not to mention popcorn -- is all about.

Full Review Source: Arizona Republic | Original Score: 3.5/5

May 25, 2007
Hap Erstein
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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Veber's script is masterfully constructed to increase the laughs as the scheme grows more and more convoluted.

Full Review Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Original Score: B+

May 19, 2007
Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
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Call it a sorbet, a soufflé or an amuse bouche, The Valet is a satisfying antidote to the overload and bombast that run rampant in American movies at this time of the year.

Full Review Source: Detroit Free Press | Original Score: 3/4

May 18, 2007
Emily S. Mendel
culturevulture.net

Francis Veber, the writer and director of The Valet is a master of French comedy...To cut to the chase, The Valet est un comédie plaisant et léger, mais il n'est pas mémorable du tout.

Full Review Source: culturevulture.net

May 14, 2007
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews

Little farcical asides, such as Emily's aging physician father (Michel Aumont) who gets more care from his patients than he gives, help keep the humor quotient high...

Full Review Source: Reeling Reviews | Original Score: B

May 12, 2007
Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
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A deft, daft, totally unbelievable yet somehow totally engaging comedy.

Full Review Source: TIME Magazine

May 11, 2007
Shawn Levy
Oregonian

With so much potential, The Valet is disappointingly flat and wan, with few of the moments of cringe-and-laughter-inducing mortification that are Veber's stock in trade.

Full Review Source: Oregonian | Original Score: C+

May 11, 2007
Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
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Everyone in The Valet is likable; the movie even manages to be somewhat subversive, as it posits the idea that supermodels are people, too. Not to mention smart, kind and down-to-earth people. Quelle surprise!

Full Review Source: Washington Post

May 10, 2007
Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
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Francis Veber's The Valet, from his own screenplay, turns out to be a surprisingly satisfying Parisian screen farce.

Full Review Source: New York Observer

May 9, 2007
Tom Meek
Boston Phoenix
April 23, 2009
Lisa Nesselson
Variety
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October 18, 2008

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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June 2, 2007

Sydney Morning Herald
December 30, 2006

Hollywood Reporter
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May 20, 2006
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