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The Closet (Le Placard) Reviews

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 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 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
A refreshing satire.
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.
July 5, 2001
[Auteuil] deftly achieves what amounts to an actor's paradox: He brings to the forefront a character who exists in the background.
July 5, 2001
A bright and breezy piece.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
July 5, 2001
We are left with a mildly amusing comedy and the lingering memory of a sterling cast that deserved better material.
June 29, 2001
Floats with the buoyancy of a delicious French soufflé.
June 29, 2001
The Closet worthy of coming out for.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
June 29, 2001
There's just not a lot of freshness in this Closet.
June 29, 2001
Hilarious.
June 28, 2001
Beneath the film's satire beats a heart of mush.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
June 28, 2001
The Closet has a blithe tone and a capable cast, but Veber's script is 100 percent laugh-free.
June 28, 2001
The Closet will not appeal to all moviegoers, but it will find a niche audience of viewers hungry for brisk, smart comedies.
June 26, 2001
Three's Company reruns are on every night and they're free.
June 22, 2001
A bonbon spiked with mirth and malice.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
June 4, 2001
Any gay person watching this film must surely ask whether Veber is really in touch with how things are in France.