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The Grand Role (Le Grand Rôle) Reviews

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March 1, 2007
Favors melodramatic and quirky twists, never bothering to lay down substantive ballast.
January 30, 2006
...works as long as one doesn't think about it too much...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 15, 2005
...a diverting little comedy/drama, with a good central performance from Freiss, but...nothing much more on display.
October 8, 2005
Director Steve Suissa balances the comedy and the tragedy of the material effectively
September 29, 2005
As in many of his films, Jaglom establishes a striking intimate rapport with his female subjects.
June 3, 2005
Predictable yet charming.
June 3, 2005
Bereft of real laughs while lacking the depth to make its emotional aspects more moving, the film never manages to assimilate its shifting tones and ultimately seems trivial.
May 20, 2005
Their characters are compelling and completely realistic, the acting is first-rate, and many scenes in this black-and-white movie (which was shot in different countries, including Saudi Arabia) are breathtaking.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
May 12, 2005
It's a weirdly winning illustration of love that O. Henry himself would have loved.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 12, 2005
Bittersweet and sophisticated.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
May 6, 2005
A touching Parisian love story about an actor and his dying wife.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 6, 2005
A shaky effort to make a point about art triumphing over all.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
May 6, 2005
Good acting means getting the details right, but the details are what's missing in this French tearjerker of a comedy.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
May 6, 2005
Funny, romantic and poignant all at the same time, Le Grand Role is quite a star.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
May 5, 2005
A good one that could please most specialized audiences, especially couples.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 3, 2005
Director Steve Suissa spells out the acting metaphors for the cheap seats but leaves subtler points of intrigue unexplored.
April 26, 2005
Fails to summon a compelling parallel between Merchant's anti-Semitic baggage and the Jewish Maurice's own struggles as an actor.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 25, 2005
Stephane Freiss's monologue from 'The Merchant of Venice' would make Al Pacino envious.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
April 12, 2005
Le Grand Role's magic for me is that the love between Freiss' Maurice and Berenice Bejo's Perla transcends anything that Judaism could possibly take credit for.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5
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