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The Emperor's New Clothes Reviews

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August 7, 2008
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
February 3, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 2, 2003
A great companion piece to other Napoleon films.
Full Review | Original Score: 75/100
October 28, 2002
A unique, and not always successful mixture of comedy and drama, helped by Ian Holm's inspired acting.
Full Review | Original Score: B
October 15, 2002
Mr. Holm possesses the kind of skill that acting is all about: He can make an audience forget what they know and believe they are watching two different men.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 18, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: B
August 8, 2002
All of this is written, directed and acted with verve, feeling and wit.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
August 7, 2002
It may not be history %u2013 but then again, what if it is? %u2013 but it makes for one of the most purely enjoyable and satisfying evenings at the movies I've had in a while.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
August 1, 2002
Unlike a vaguely similarly-themed film, Dave, New Clothes is not concerned with what the unwitting usurper does, but who he becomes.
Full Review| Original Score: 4/5
July 28, 2002
The Emperor's New Clothes may not be proper history, but it is good entertainment.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
July 26, 2002
The story is pure fiction, but told with the dignity and self-assurance of an Oliver Stone conspiracy tale.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 25, 2002
A delightful, if minor, pastry of a movie.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
July 25, 2002
Holm's strong performance never sinks to caricature.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
July 19, 2002
Cleverly upends the goals of the grand strategist, turning him into an underdog to be rooted for. And root we do, quite loyally.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
July 19, 2002
A bit of whimsically warped history elevated by the central performance of Ian Holm.
Read More | Original Score: 8/10
July 19, 2002
Gives Holm one of his rare cracks at a true starring role, and the man is magnificent.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 19, 2002
Recent and long-standing fans of Holm must relish the chance to watch Sir Ian in a dual role, one that he explores with customary insight, subtlety and good humor.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
July 19, 2002
[Holm] saves this film time and again with an eagle's gaze that puts you on alert, prompting you to sit up a little straighter in that theater seat.
July 19, 2002
Holm manages to hold the whole thing together, while convincingly shifting gears between the two characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 15, 2002
The film offers an intriguing what-if premise.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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