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The Closet (Le Placard) Reviews

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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
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
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Dennis Lim
Village Voice
June 26, 2001
Three's Company reruns are on every night and they're free.
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John Anderson
June 29, 2001
There's just not a lot of freshness in this Closet.
Kimberley Jones
Austin Chronicle
March 10, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Judith Prescott
Hollywood Reporter
June 4, 2001
Any gay person watching this film must surely ask whether Veber is really in touch with how things are in France.
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Kevin Maynard
Mr. Showbiz
June 28, 2001
The Closet has a blithe tone and a capable cast, but Veber's script is 100 percent laugh-free.
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John Petrakis
Chicago Tribune
July 5, 2001
We are left with a mildly amusing comedy and the lingering memory of a sterling cast that deserved better material.
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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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.
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
Thomas Caldwell
Cinema Autopsy
May 4, 2001
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
October 30, 2002
... a gentle and astute minor comedy of manners
Full Review| Original Score: B-
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James Berardinelli
July 10, 2001
The level of acting elevates The Closet.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
July 5, 2001
OK, it would never happen. But if you ignore that, The Closet is a lot of fun.
Eric D. Snider
September 10, 2001
It is not often laugh-out-loud funny, but it is consistently amusing.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Dan Lybarger
Lawrence Journal-World
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
Susan Granger
July 27, 2001
Full Review| Original Score: 8/10
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
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
June 22, 2001
A bonbon spiked with mirth and malice.
| Original Score: 4/5
Sam Adams
Philadelphia City Paper
July 10, 2001
Ted Murphy
December 21, 2001
... only in retrospect that you realize just how absurd it is ...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
January 22, 2002
Emily Blunt
Blunt Review
July 10, 2001
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
August 12, 2002
J. V. McAuley
February 25, 2004
Adam Nayman
August 2, 2001
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan
October 21, 2002
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Urban Cinefile
September 9, 2002
Liz Braun
Jam! Movies
January 22, 2002
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Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic
January 22, 2002
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Lisa Nesselson
May 20, 2008
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Ebert & Roeper
July 16, 2001

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March 24, 2002
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May 26, 2002
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
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