La Chèvre (The Goat) (Knock on Wood) (1981)

La Chèvre (The Goat) (Knock on Wood) (1981)




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One the best, most serious detectives in France (Gérard Depardieu) is teamed up with a luckless stumble-bum (Pierre Richard) and sent off to Central America to search for the klutzy daughter of a powerful magnate in this fast-paced and funny French farce.
Action & Adventure , Art House & International , Comedy
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Pierre Richard
as Francois Perrin
Corynne Charbit
as Marie Bens
Michel Robin
as Alexandre Bens
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Critic Reviews for La Chèvre (The Goat) (Knock on Wood)

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (1)

One-joke slapstick farce about a klutz who becomes useful during a kidnap investigation.

Full Review… | August 21, 2008
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Veber's breakthrough, thanks to the inspired teaming of Richard and Depardieu -- and a brilliantly simple concept that doesn't stand up to (or ask for) very much scrutiny.

Full Review… | September 29, 2004
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

A funny French film filled with plenty of slapstick comedy.

Full Review… | August 22, 2004
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December 5, 2004

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Full Review… | October 23, 2004
Chicago Sun-Times
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Audience Reviews for La Chèvre (The Goat) (Knock on Wood)

You know it's absolutely amazing how much Luke and Owen Wilson resemble, in their current states, Gerard Depardieu in this movie. Luke has the large face and Owen has the nose and the hair...almost makes you think about their parentage...Anyway, this movie didn't really do a lot for me quite frankly, I found it only sporadically funny and everything else between the funny scenes was completely dull and boring. It's kind of a shame, because Pierre Richard had some great facials and his chemistry with Gerard Depardieu is decent enough where you'd think the movie would be better than it is, but it's not and I blame the writing for this. It's just not that well-written and completely relies on the actors, the problem is they're not great together, only decent as mentioned. I mean when the most interesting thing about the movie is how much Owen and Luke Wilson look like Gerard Depardieu here, then you know you're fucked.

Jesse Ortega
Jesse Ortega

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I remembered a lot of the gags from the American remake PURE LUCK from when I was a kid, but this is definitely the better movie.

Justin Remer
Justin Remer

Very light comedy, but it is so enjoyable to watch! I love it when Pierre Richard and Gerard Deparideu co-star a movie!

Marina S.
Marina S.

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