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The Closet (Le Placard) Reviews

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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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July 20, 2001
A very clever and perceptive social comedy, brilliantly acted and exquisitely paced.
July 20, 2001
One reason that Veber's comic ideas are so effective is that, in addition to being very funny, they hit on the sort of sociological issues that people really do think about.
July 19, 2001
Veber exploits the story's comic potential without losing sight of its humanity and a deeper analysis of behavior.
July 18, 2001
At any moment, the movie looks as if it could fall into sermonizing or prejudice. Veber's ability to dodge these pitfalls is as engaging as the gags he creates.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 18, 2001
While the generally sunny tone and faultlessly charming execution of the movie ... keeps things bubbling along, there's a cauldron churning somewhere beneath.
July 16, 2001
Perfectly built French tickler.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
July 11, 2001
Survives the dangers of its risky premise.
July 10, 2001
The level of acting elevates The Closet.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 6, 2001
A tour de farce from France's funniest filmmaker, Francis Veber.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
July 6, 2001
Wins you over with its devastating simplicity.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
July 6, 2001
Though all this 'is he or isn't he' nonsense could be horribly coarse and clichéd, it's amusing more often than it isn't.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 6, 2001
A refreshing satire.
July 6, 2001
Veber's career-best outing.
Full Review | Original Score: A
July 6, 2001
The film benefits from just the right, light comedic touch behind the camera and fine performances from the talented cast in front of it.
July 6, 2001
Anyone expecting a serious reflection on gay or social themes or the current state of sexual attitudes in France will not find it. This sweet-natured movie is mainly for laughs.
July 6, 2001
Timely as it is funny.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
July 6, 2001
Auteuil continues to amaze, remaking himself with every new film.
July 6, 2001
The screenplay relies too much on the first level of its premise and doesn't push into unexpected places.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 6, 2001
Perhaps not the most uproarious of Veber's farces, but entertaining and emotionally satisfying all the same.
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