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The Closet (Le Placard) Reviews

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February 10, 2009
If one didn't know any better, one would think that French farceur Francis Veber's latest comedy as a just-unearthed relic from the '80s, given how it treats homosexuality as some sort of cutesy novelty.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
June 18, 2007
...there are a number of sequences that would clearly benefit from a more broad sensibility (there's a scene that's virtually crying out for a spit take, for example).
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 19, 2003
While there are laughs to be had, on a whole Veber's new film is an unfunny and offensive disaster, wasting a truckload of rich comedic talent in the process.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
May 8, 2003
all honours finally go to Veber, who has once again single-handedly changed the landscape of gay filmmaking, proving that gay subject matter can be financially successful without being condescending.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
February 13, 2003
Veber has created a film which manages to be both humorous and thought-provoking.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 30, 2002
... a gentle and astute minor comedy of manners
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: B-
July 10, 2002
A harmless, genial sitcom comedy that has little bite in its political and sexual agenda...
Full Review | Original Score: C
January 27, 2002
This is a film with gay/lesbian sensibilities that can play well with a crossover more mainstream crowd
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 5, 2002
This one-joke movie manages so many imaginative wrinkles that it successfully extends the joke into a feature length film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 14, 2001
Genial, likable, and perhaps, in its own peculiar way, even thought-provoking.
September 10, 2001
It is not often laugh-out-loud funny, but it is consistently amusing.
Full Review | Original Score: B
August 31, 2001
See The Closet now before somebody ruins an American version by casting Robin Williams and scrubbing clean all its wanton wackiness.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 17, 2001
It never forgoes the human moments for the farce, and the speed of the storytelling ensures that it is believable enough to work.
August 12, 2001
Light, breezy, and actually funny.
| Original Score: 3/5
August 9, 2001
A film filled with surprises and twists.
August 7, 2001
Gay Paree just bubbled up a few degrees with this delightfully witty homo-faux-bic comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 31, 2001
It might have been a sharper comedy by facing its real subject -- corporate conformity and PC enforcement -- but Veber has made a snickering appeal for gay rights by topping it with hetero payoffs.
July 31, 2001
The remarkably thin plot works primarily due to Auteuil's disarming charm.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 30, 2001
The film offers no grand statements, just a clever idea and exceptional cast.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
July 27, 2001
An amusing enterprise that walks a fine, clever line on a tricky topic without ever giving offense.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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