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Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
April 26, 2008
Witty lines, sumptuous settings, manicured lawns and horses with carriages provide the setting for this frivolous romp that caresses history as it plays with the misadventures of French playwright Molière %u2026 With just the right balance of playfulness
Peter Calder
New Zealand Herald
February 29, 2008
A sophisticated and literate biographical speculation is the basis of this witty and entertaining portrait of the titular artist.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
January 21, 2008
Deluxe tribute to the playwright gets by, surprisingly, as much by romantic poignancy as's hard to dislike a picture so in Love with its subject.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
David Cornelius
January 20, 2008
A breezy historical romance with a strong knack for comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Prairie Miller
January 11, 2008
A sumptuous pleasure to behold, with its elegantly designed motifs, infectious energy conveying the emotional sensibility of the time, and splendid comic mischief satirizing the hypocrisy of both the bourgeoisie and aristocracy.
Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total
November 13, 2007
Un cuadro social de época vivaz y divertido, con estupendo elenco y una cuota de romance y emotividad.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
October 5, 2007
For theater people and French literature buffs...a delightful game of spot-the-reference...
| Original Score: 4/5
Loey Lockerby
Kansas City Star
September 21, 2007
As the film picks up momentum, however, it becomes the story of an aimless young man who discovers his own brilliant wit and learns how to use it. As he gets closer to the scathing, fearless Moliere we know and love, so does the movie.
| Original Score: 3/4
Eric D. Snider
September 17, 2007
An amusing and clever film, often laugh-out-loud funny and filled with sparkling characters.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
September 14, 2007
"Moliere" actually tells a funny, involving story that really does seem inspired by its subject, rather than just lazily cribbing from his work.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
John Thomason
Orlando Weekly
September 13, 2007
The film illuminates little about Molière himself, but what do you expect from a movie that has the depth of a kiddie pool?
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
September 12, 2007
There's not a single moment that you haven't already seen in a different, better period film.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Michael Sragow
Baltimore Sun
September 7, 2007
It's like a breeze so slight it doesn't leave a tickle.
| Original Score: C+
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
September 7, 2007
Connoisseurs of Sun King-era costumes and decor are the most likely fans of this impeccably produced but unimaginative pseudo-biopic...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
September 6, 2007
The cast is very good. The chemistry between Duris and Morante smolders, while Luchini makes a convincing, bungling aristocrat.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
September 4, 2007
Certainly attractive to look at, but what goes on in front of the manicured lawns and sumptuous seventeenth-century interiors is considerably less amusing than it might be.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Duane Dudek
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
August 30, 2007
The unraveling of this same world, 100 years later, was portrayed in Sofia Coppola's Marie Antoinette, next to whose gilded atmosphere the merely glossy Molière looks like a work of naturalism.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Top Critic
Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
August 24, 2007
Director and cowriter Laurent Tirard are clearly under the sway of Shakespeare in Love, but the talented Duris is miscast as the wily Moliere, and Moliere has none of Shakespeare's giddy charm.
| Original Score: 2/4
Josh Rosenblatt
Austin Chronicle
August 24, 2007
I can only wonder what theatre gods Molière angered during his lifetime to deserve such ragtag biographical treatment, but let's hope Molière settles the debt.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Marc Mohan
August 24, 2007
It turns out that a deep appreciation of the human condition can be accomplished through comedy as much as through drama. At least that's what Moliere learns
Full Review | Original Score: B
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