The Grand Reviews

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April 10, 2008
Just showing us what ex-sitcom stars and Bavarian directors do in their spare time isn't quite enough to justify The Grand, which does for poker what Best in Show did for dogs while completely avoiding any jokes about poker-playing canines.
April 4, 2008
There may be too many cooks here, too many TV stars trying to make an impression in a relatively high-profile independent film, but they connect just often enough to leave you smiling.
April 4, 2008
You eventually get the feeling that the actors are riffing mainly for each other. Their attitude is, 'We're talented, trust us, we know how to be funny,' but in the end, it's mostly just a bluff.
April 3, 2008
It's hard to believe that a lineup so stellar could generate so few laughs, but there it is.
March 26, 2008
It's obvious that The Grand's director, Zak Penn, set out to make the Best in Show of high-stakes poker, but to raise the ante, he piles up the absurdities and zany backstories.
March 24, 2008
There's a lot of material there in the poker world that is ripe for satire but it misses the boat here almost always.
June 8, 2012
A typically uneven fake documentary...
November 19, 2009
Decided that sticking to the formula was more important than letting something organic or crazy happen.
September 19, 2008
A collection of sketches does not add up to a drama in this case
September 2, 2008
For every scene that goes nowhere -- and there are more than a few -- there's some comedy gold lurking around the corner.
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