The Chateau Reviews

June 5, 2004
November 29, 2002
The new faces are interesting, but the old story isn't, especially when it starts to seem more improvised than scripted.
October 4, 2002
Funny, even after it has run out of ideas.
September 13, 2002
It's a likeable piece and a prime audition reel for both Rudd and Malco.
September 13, 2002
A culture clash comedy only half as clever as it thinks it is.
September 6, 2002
A culture-clash comedy that, in addition to being very funny, captures some of the discomfort and embarrassment of being a bumbling American in Europe.
September 6, 2002
Thanks to The Chteau's balance of whimsicality, narrative discipline and serious improvisation, almost every relationship and personality in the film yields surprises.
September 5, 2002
Limps along on a squirm-inducing fish-out-of-water formula that goes nowhere and goes there very, very slowly.
August 29, 2002
Has the gritty look of a Dogma film, which shows what the movement's influence has been reduced to: a trendy look, not a set of principles for honest, no-frills filmmaking.
August 22, 2002
Peretz comes up with enough fresh twists to the ugly American vs. surly French confrontation to sustain this delightfully bittersweet culture-clash comedy.