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The Dinner Game (Le Dīner de cons) Reviews

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January 1, 2000
It must be that I just don't get French humor, or at least not of the sort that attracts French movie-goers to theaters like bugs to bright lights.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 26, 2006
If you don't like this type of movie to begin with (I don't), you won't be converted this time around.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
January 1, 2000
The targets are the obvious ones, the turnabouts are fairly predictable, the wit is thin.
January 1, 2000
Maybe it's a cultural thing, but I just don't find Francis Veber's brand of French farce all that funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 1, 2000
There were a few laughs to be had, but this is really TV sitcom material and not drama of great wit.
Full Review | Original Score: C
June 18, 2002
Veber directs with the involving, blurry speed of a shuffled deck of cards, which is about as long as The Dinner Game lingers on screen and in the memory.
January 1, 2000
I can't come right out and recommend this movie but it isn't a bad way to spend an evening, especially if the alternative selections don't appeal to you.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 1, 2000
This is a comedy that may have gone over with a French- speaking audience but to Americans it's going to seem awfully predictable, obvious, and hemmed in as a photographed play.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
January 1, 2000
All dessert and no main course.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 7, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
January 14, 2008
Scared of sophisticated French cinema? This coarse comedy will restore your confidence.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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February 11, 2006
The leads fill out their archetypes comfortably, the timing's well pitched, and the narrative moves busily enough. Cinematically, though, there's little of interest.
December 1, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
January 1, 2000
French farce as it's rarely done these days -- well.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
March 3, 2002
Director Francis Veber has a perfect sense of comic timing which is the heart and soul of farce.
May 14, 2003
| Original Score: 3/4
April 9, 2005
Villeret, a fixture in French films for two decades, is short, squat, a little bug-eyed and able to completely twist the not-so-good intentions of his host.
Full Review | Original Score: B
January 1, 2000
The funniest film this season.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
February 21, 2004
On its own terms, it's an idiot's delight.
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B
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