Closing Escrow Reviews

September 25, 2007
The obviously improvised proceedings -- at least let's hope they're improvised -- fail to produce the desired laughs, with frequent pauses after punch lines that will only result in lengthy silences.
September 12, 2007
... more or less in the Christopher Guest vein, but with nowhere near as many laughs.
September 5, 2007
A sometimes laugh-out-loud send-up of homebuyers' worst instincts, the extreme behavior of real-estate agents and what happens when the certifiably insane save enough for a down payment.
August 31, 2007
Escrow isn't as polished or consistent as the best of its sub-genre -- but it's pretty dang funny for the most part.
August 30, 2007
A spoof, sometimes a funny one, and sometimes just plain overkill.
August 29, 2007
Limited to three couples and their real estate agents and a handful of property locations, this indie never ceases to entertain.
August 24, 2007
While far from the cream of the mockumentary crop, it's still a pleasant diversion.
August 24, 2007
The film would have worked better if it had stuck more closely to real estate as both the source and target of the satire.
August 24, 2007
If you can watch it without weeping over your own predicament, you'll see some serious talent bursting out.
August 24, 2007
Closing Escrow is one of those self-aware mockumentaries of the sort Christopher Guest likes to make -- only it's not that funny.
August 24, 2007
No matter how ridiculous the characters come off, they're more than just punch lines. In fact, despite their quirks, [they're] improbably endearing.
August 23, 2007
Amid the laughs, the one thing Closing Escrow proves is this: It's a lot more fun watching other people trying to buy or sell a house than going through it yourself, particularly if Realtors like the ones here are involved.
August 23, 2007
There are occasionally mildly trenchant observations made about social status and racism, but overall this fixer-upper has very little curb appeal.