The Dinner Game (Le Dîner de cons) Reviews

September 7, 2011
January 14, 2008
Weaves a simple premise into comedy gold.
January 14, 2008
Despite the stagey set-up (it was originally conceived as a play and it shows), the film manages to maintain its humor and energy until the final scene in which Veber suddenly casts aside his delightful meanspiritedness and gets soft-hearted and preachy.
January 14, 2008
Some realist nuances in the characters' behavior become more intriguing than the belabored humor.
April 27, 2007
A sip of sparkling champagne in a moviegoing summer of mostly cheap red wine for teenage winos.
Top Critic
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.
February 21, 2004
On its own terms, it's an idiot's delight.
March 22, 2002
It's a long time since a French movie has been as funny as The Dinner Game.
January 1, 2000
January 1, 2000
The Dinner Game, which Mr. Veber wrote and directed, is one of his better-constructed comedies of errors.
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.
January 1, 2000
The funniest film this season.
June 25, 1999