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Globe and Mail
March 19, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Gene Seymour
Newsday
April 23, 2001
Truly it is a peculiar curse upon the world, this high-concept joke that refuses to die.
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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
April 10, 2001
Not only microwaves what is already four-day-old fish in Paris, but lets the original director, screenwriters, and stars do the reheating.
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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
April 6, 2001
Some of these gags are very funny, and it's a pleasure to see Reno as something other than a villain in an English language picture.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
April 6, 2001
Curiously unfunny.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Doug Knoop
Seattle Times
April 6, 2001
It could be worth a visit to your local multiplex if this kind of frothy foolishness appeals to you.
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Bob Graham
San Francisco Chronicle
April 6, 2001
Is, as the French say, amusing enough.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
April 6, 2001
In taking the Les out of these visitors, something got lost in the translation.
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Dave Kehr
New York Times
April 6, 2001
Fitfully amusing.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
April 6, 2001
As one character aptly remarks, 'The French will pay for this!'
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Louis B. Parks
Houston Chronicle
April 6, 2001
It's tepid, predictable stuff, staged with no special imagination.
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
April 6, 2001
An uncommonly delightful comedy for the family audience.
| Original Score: 3/4
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John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press
April 6, 2001
Even when the jokes prove a little musty ... they are refreshingly old-fashioned, and some are hilarious.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
April 6, 2001
One of those rare American remakes of a French film that preserves the flavor of the original and even improves upon it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Joanna Weiss
Boston Globe
April 6, 2001
Seems like the same old shtick, with capes and French accents.
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Andy Seiler
USA Today
April 6, 2001
Despite a Chicago setting, it's the American cast members who seem out of place, flailing as they struggle with their cartoon-ish roles.
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Entertainment Weekly
April 6, 2001
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
April 5, 2001
Wasn't one iota funnier when I regained consciousness than it was when I mercifully slipped out of it.
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
April 5, 2001
Achieves an above-average number of hits on the laugh meter through an onslaught of nonstop irreverent gags.
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Gary Dowell
Dallas Morning News
April 5, 2001
Fairly entertaining, albeit in a bland sort of way.
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Tom Keogh
Film.com
April 5, 2001
It does yield solidly comic performances from Clavier and Reno.
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Kevin Maynard
Mr. Showbiz
April 5, 2001
One more attempt to pass off chopped liver as foie gras.
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Christine Dolen
Miami Herald
April 5, 2001
None of the actors will be hearing any Oscar talk, but the brooding Reno brings gravity and sly humor to a role that would be far less charming without him.
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
April 5, 2001
There's very little to laugh at here.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Loren King
Chicago Tribune
April 5, 2001
A perfectly likable fish-out-of-water comedy, but the wall-to-wall, over-the-top physical slapstick wears thin in a hurry.