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Après vous (After You) Reviews

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
June 17, 2005
Lacks farcical insanity and settles for being a sitcom, not a very good one.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly
June 2, 2005
Even as it takes some zany potshots at the conventions of bourgeois comedy, the movie is rife with exactly the kind of pat, predictable reversals that define the form.
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
July 13, 2005
If anyone tries to insist that you come along to see the film, it's best to reply, Après vous, and then head in the other direction.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
June 1, 2005
The overly long and monotonous Après Vous serves up the unfunny kind of absurdity.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Eric D. Snider
June 30, 2005
It has the makings of a farce -- a French farce, no less! -- but never fully embraces them.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
June 3, 2005
Parlez-vous farce? Après Vous speaks the lingo haltingly, like the French you sort of learned in high school.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
June 3, 2005
A French romantic comedy that goes nowhere.
Full Review| Original Score: 2.5/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
August 27, 2005
This dumb romantic comedy is not in the same class with Jean Renoir's masterful Boudu Saved From Drowning, though it toys with the same plot line.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
June 2, 2005
A meandering comedy that offers the pleasure of watching the great French actor Daniel Auteuil as the world's most overzealous, uptight good Samaritan.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
June 3, 2005
Nothing lives up to its name like French farce, and director Pierre Salvadori's bit of nonsense about a good Samaritan who aborts a stranger's suicide attempt then dedicates himself to making the man's life worth living exceeds the limits of the genre.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
June 24, 2005
The misunderstandings and crisscrossing agendas never build to critical mass; the movie doesn't go insane, and it needs to.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
August 25, 2005
Although the ingredients are excellent, the result is an overcooked comedy more often provoking indigestion than laughter.
Jay Antani
June 8, 2005
flat and simplistic
| Original Score: 3/5
Shawn Levy
July 8, 2005
You should come out of a film like Apres Vous with your heart as light and fluffy as a souffle. But this farce, credited to four chefs, er, writers, is as heavy and leaden as meatloaf.
| Original Score: C
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Lisa Rose
Newark Star-Ledger
June 9, 2005
The story crash-lands in contrivance, losing its way in the third act.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Donald J. Levit
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
June 3, 2005
A predictable comedy-of-errors picture of self-inflicted misunderstanding.
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
July 15, 2005
Unfolds with the light and civilized touch that Americans associate with French farce, but it's as contrived as any Hollywood comedy.
| Original Score: '2/4'
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
July 8, 2005
What started off as a mild but enjoyable comic trifle got progressively more irritating as it wore on for almost two hours.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
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John Hartl
Seattle Times
July 8, 2005
French fluff at its creepiest: illogical, exasperating, overlong and based on characters who are just as empty as the creatures who inhabit Hollywood fluff.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat
June 3, 2005
...the laughs are mild and few
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