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The Closet (Le Placard) Reviews

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Lisa Nesselson
Variety
May 20, 2008
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
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Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic
January 22, 2002
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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
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.
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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
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.
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Ebert & Roeper
July 16, 2001
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
July 16, 2001
Perfectly built French tickler.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
July 10, 2001
The level of acting elevates The Closet.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Rita Kempley
Washington Post
July 6, 2001
A tour de farce from France's funniest filmmaker, Francis Veber.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
July 6, 2001
Wins you over with its devastating simplicity.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
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Mark Rahner
Seattle Times
July 6, 2001
A refreshing satire.
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Louis B. Parks
Houston Chronicle
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.
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
July 6, 2001
Timely as it is funny.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
July 6, 2001
Auteuil continues to amaze, remaking himself with every new film.
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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
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Jay Carr
Boston Globe
July 6, 2001
Perhaps not the most uproarious of Veber's farces, but entertaining and emotionally satisfying all the same.
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Rex McDowell
Dallas Morning News
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.
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Desmond Ryan
Philadelphia Inquirer
July 5, 2001
A bright and breezy piece.
| Original Score: 3/4
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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.
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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
June 29, 2001
Floats with the buoyancy of a delicious French soufflé.
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Bob Graham
San Francisco Chronicle
June 29, 2001
The Closet worthy of coming out for.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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John Anderson
Newsday
June 29, 2001
There's just not a lot of freshness in this Closet.
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
June 29, 2001
Hilarious.
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
June 28, 2001
Beneath the film's satire beats a heart of mush.
| Original Score: 4/5
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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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David Germain
Associated Press
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.
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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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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
June 22, 2001
A bonbon spiked with mirth and malice.
| Original Score: 4/5
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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.