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Molière Reviews

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
May 13, 2009
| Original Score: 3/5
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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 farce...it's hard to dislike a picture so in Love with its subject.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
David Cornelius
DVDTalk.com
January 20, 2008
A breezy historical romance with a strong knack for comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Prairie Miller
NewsBlaze
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
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
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
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
Marc Mohan
Oregonian
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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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
August 23, 2007
An extravagant and thoroughly irresistible story of intrigue, romance, comedy and artistic inspiration.
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
August 16, 2007
Like the playwright's comedies, at its best Moliere shows the depths beneath the archetypes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
August 11, 2007
If you've enjoyed Moliere's work, you'll enjoy the film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Liz Braun
Jam! Movies
August 10, 2007
Moliere is an amusing mix of fact and fiction about the life of the brilliant 17th-century French playwright.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Ryan Wenzel
Chicago Reader
August 10, 2007
Through homage to Moliere's works and by the film's own example, [director] Tirard reminds us that comedy can provoke both laughter and thought.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Peter Sobczynski
eFilmCritic.com
August 10, 2007
It nevertheless contains enough wit and charm to keep things humming along even when the plot threatens to bog down into a Gallic version of a typical episode of "Love American Style."
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Bill White
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
August 9, 2007
The two lead actors are a sight to behold: Romain Duris (Moliere), with his long chin, crooked mouth, asymmetrical moustache, and bewildered eyes, plays off the thin lips and boneless cheeks of Fabrice Luchini's Jourdain.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
August 9, 2007
Although you may fidget 90 minutes in, a strong finale saves the day, and as some other playwright said, all's well that ends well.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Bob Mondello
NPR.org
October 18, 2008

Sydney Morning Herald
May 2, 2008
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
August 25, 2007
Leonard Maltin
Leonard Maltin's Picks
July 27, 2007
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