Molière Reviews

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May 13, 2009
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
February 29, 2008
A sophisticated and literate biographical speculation is the basis of this witty and entertaining portrait of the titular artist.
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.
January 20, 2008
A breezy historical romance with a strong knack for comedy.
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.
November 13, 2007
Un cuadro social de época vivaz y divertido, con estupendo elenco y una cuota de romance y emotividad.
October 5, 2007
For theater people and French literature buffs...a delightful game of spot-the-reference...
September 17, 2007
An amusing and clever film, often laugh-out-loud funny and filled with sparkling characters.
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.
September 6, 2007
The cast is very good. The chemistry between Duris and Morante smolders, while Luchini makes a convincing, bungling aristocrat.
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
August 23, 2007
An extravagant and thoroughly irresistible story of intrigue, romance, comedy and artistic inspiration.
August 16, 2007
Like the playwright's comedies, at its best Moliere shows the depths beneath the archetypes.
August 11, 2007
If you've enjoyed Moliere's work, you'll enjoy the film.
August 10, 2007
Moliere is an amusing mix of fact and fiction about the life of the brilliant 17th-century French playwright.
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.
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."
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.
August 9, 2007
Director and co-writer Laurent Tirard's pleasant but tame approach to his birth-of-a-major-world-dramatist portrait has its virtues.
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