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The Closet (Le Placard) Reviews

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Michael Dequina
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
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
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
Brandon Judell UK
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
Tom Grealis
RTÉ (Ireland)
February 13, 2003
Veber has created a film which manages to be both humorous and thought-provoking.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
October 30, 2002
... a gentle and astute minor comedy of manners
Full Review| Original Score: B-
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
July 10, 2002
A harmless, genial sitcom comedy that has little bite in its political and sexual agenda...
Full Review | Original Score: C
John A. Nesbit
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
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
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
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
September 14, 2001
Genial, likable, and perhaps, in its own peculiar way, even thought-provoking.
Eric D. Snider
September 10, 2001
It is not often laugh-out-loud funny, but it is consistently amusing.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Rob Blackwelder
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
Jay Stone
Ottawa Citizen
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.
Shay Casey
August 12, 2001
Light, breezy, and actually funny.
| Original Score: 3/5
Louis B. Hobson
Jam! Movies
August 9, 2001
A film filled with surprises and twists.
Elias Savada
Nitrate Online
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
David Elliott
San Diego Union-Tribune
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.
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
July 31, 2001
The remarkably thin plot works primarily due to Auteuil's disarming charm.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Edward Johnson-Ott
NUVO Newsweekly
July 30, 2001
The film offers no grand statements, just a clever idea and exceptional cast.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Jack Garner
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
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
Jon Popick
Planet Sick-Boy
July 27, 2001
Based on a single joke, making it no different from any of the recent Saturday Night Live movie bombs.
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