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Masques (Masks) Reviews

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½ December 10, 2015
good suspenser/mystery-there's a fox in the henhouse!
May 8, 2012
A relatively minor and slight member of the Charbol movie armory. Though well-done, it's a largely conventional and simplistic thriller.
December 29, 2011
Colorful Chabrol fluff.
littlecharmer1959
Super Reviewer
August 4, 2009
Sinister secrets lurking within the bourgeoisie is familiar territory for Chabrol, and whilst this is not the best example of this, it is a fun watch all the same. An able cast supports Phiippe Noiret, whose hilariously over the top game show host is the highlight of the film, especially at the finale where he nicely tells his audience to "get fucked".
½ June 15, 2009
ce film passait souvent à la télé quand j'étais môme et me faisait flipper
June 15, 2009
Hm, seems I'm the first to review this in a while. A well-acted, well-paced and well-directed thriller from French director Claude Chabrol, considered a "French Hitchcock" along with Henri-Georges Clouzot, it does seem a bit short on thrills compared to some of the other films he's directed. There are some moments of suspense, especially towards the end, and, like most of his other films, there is that bourgeois setting where the viewer senses that all is definitely not well. So, perhaps not his best film, it's still an interesting watch. Also, Philippe Noiret is, as always, a pleasure to watch.
September 5, 2008
Although Chabrol is often sloppily referred to as "the French Hitchcock," the resemblances are usually oblique at best. Here, though, Chabrol-qua-Hitchcock is merrily overt. Philippe Noiret is perhaps overly broad as the villain, but always fun to watch. It's a wicked tale, of course, but with a few twists, a bit of set-piece suspense playacting, and a glorious comeuppance for the villain.
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