Merci Docteur Rey Reviews

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February 9, 2006
A limp, smirky lark.
January 15, 2005
The movie, written and directed by Andrew Litvack, a protg of Ismail Merchant and James Ivory, strains to be the ne plus ultra of arch, hyper-sophisticated fun, but the laughs are few.
October 7, 2004
While the cast of Merci Docteur Rey gives it a good shot, this romp stumbles a bit.
September 20, 2004
Brainless and pointless.
September 17, 2004
Tries too hard to be madcap.
September 15, 2004
This is less a coming-out tale than a showcase for late-middle- aged hysterical divas in flowing caftans to yell, scream and ride roughshod over the young homosexuals who are nominally the movie's center.
February 25, 2009
The grinding noises you hear are the gears of this labored French comedy straining to keep a ridiculously convoluted narrative moving along.
October 25, 2004
An arch, clumsy effort...not only poorly written but ineptly staged... Mercy!
October 14, 2004
Merci Docteur Rey, which occasionally works as a passable farce, stoops to the sight gag of vomit.
October 8, 2004
Merci for nothing, Docteur Rey.
October 1, 2004
It's as if Litvack tossed all these bad gags, multiple storylines and kooky characters into a blender and hit puree.
September 25, 2004
What is all too apparent on the screen is a general pointless ineptitude, particularly dire in circumstances which require both material and handling to be done with the most effervescent of skill.
September 24, 2004
September 17, 2004
In this comedy of murder, there is exactly one laugh, involving a dress and wallpaper, which is one more than there is of a real human moment or emotion.
September 17, 2004
There's much ado about very little in this flimsy, fallible Gallic comedy/melodrama which confounds with its complex, voyeuristic incongruity.
September 14, 2004
With Yank Andrew Litvack pinch-hitting for producers Ismail Merchant and James Ivory, Merci is free of much of that M-I pomposity, replacing it with an unnerving drollness.
September 10, 2004
It comes off as forced wackiness of the worst kind, at once cloddish and faux-sophisticated.
September 2, 2004
Lacks the sophistication it needs to be truly effective, hopelessly lost in its unfunny gags and weak plotting.
August 29, 2004
August 27, 2004
Ghastly.
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