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The Closet (Le Placard) Reviews

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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 10, 2002
A harmless, genial sitcom comedy that has little bite in its political and sexual agenda...
Full Review | Original Score: C
June 26, 2001
Three's Company reruns are on every night and they're free.
June 29, 2001
There's just not a lot of freshness in this Closet.
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
March 10, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
June 4, 2001
Any gay person watching this film must surely ask whether Veber is really in touch with how things are in France.
June 28, 2001
The Closet has a blithe tone and a capable cast, but Veber's script is 100 percent laugh-free.
July 5, 2001
We are left with a mildly amusing comedy and the lingering memory of a sterling cast that deserved better material.
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 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.
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
May 4, 2001
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 30, 2002
... a gentle and astute minor comedy of manners
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: B-
July 10, 2001
The level of acting elevates The Closet.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 5, 2001
OK, it would never happen. But if you ignore that, The Closet is a lot of fun.
September 10, 2001
It is not often laugh-out-loud funny, but it is consistently amusing.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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 27, 2001
Full Review| Original Score: 8/10
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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