The Comedians - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The Comedians Reviews

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 23, 2004
The movie tries to be serious and politically significant, and succeeds only in being tedious and pompous.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Variety Staff
March 26, 2009
A plodding, low-key, and eventually tedious melodrama.
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
A sadly inept adaptation of Graham Greene's novel.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
March 25, 2012
Uninspired political drama.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Bosley Crowther
New York Times
May 9, 2005
It is conventional and obvious, indeed, and is rendered no better or more beguiling by some rather superfluous additions of amorous scenes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Emanuel Levy
June 30, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
February 8, 2007
Far more interesting to deconstruct than to watch.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4

TV Guide
March 23, 2011
At 156 minutes, it seems interminable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television
January 21, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
October 31, 2004
Underrated version of Graham Greene's novel with a strong cast.
| Original Score: 4/5
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TIME Magazine
March 23, 2011
At such moments of transcendent drama -- and there are enough to make it worthwhile -- The Comedians is easily forgiven its other sins.
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