Festival in Cannes Reviews

July 1, 2011
should be edited down to a 5-minute promotional trailer
November 30, 2007
July 3, 2005
October 9, 2002
Henry Jaglom's lighthearted satire of Hollywood wheeler-dealers goes as far as the director is willing to bite...
May 30, 2002
The cast is so low-wattage that none of the characters comes off as big ... and the setting remains indistinct.
April 19, 2002
May be Jaglom at his most self-serving and self-righteous.
April 19, 2002
Jaglom offers the none-too-original premise that everyone involved with moviemaking is a con artist and a liar.
April 5, 2002
Jaglom has never been required viewing, but he has never been this trivial, either.
March 31, 2002
Little more than a briefly fascinating curiosity, a travelogue for those of us who can't actually attend (and now would not wish to).
March 29, 2002
The locale ... remains far more interesting than the story at hand.
March 29, 2002
A rambling ensemble piece with loosely connected characters and plots that never quite gel.
March 22, 2002
Like most of Jaglom's films, some of it is honestly affecting, but more of it seems contrived and secondhand.
March 14, 2002
While easier to sit through than most of Jaglom's self-conscious and gratingly irritating films, it's still tainted by cliches, painful improbability and murky points.
March 9, 2002
This isn't a terrible film by any means, but it's also far from being a realized work.
March 8, 2002
You've got the most percussive navel-gazer in independent film bringing together such type-A personalities as Zack Norman and Ron Silver, and then having them toot their trombones at each other for the better part of 90 minutes.
March 8, 2002
It's quite an achievement to set and shoot a movie at the Cannes Film Festival and yet fail to capture its visual appeal or its atmosphere.
March 7, 2002
If Festival in Cannes nails hard- boiled Hollywood argot with a bracingly nasty accuracy, much about the film, including some of its casting, is frustratingly unconvincing.
March 5, 2002
The experience of going to a film festival is a rewarding one; the experiencing of sampling one through this movie is not.
January 16, 2002
A wildly erratic drama with sequences that make you wince in embarrassment and others, thanks to the actors, that are quite touching.