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Monsieur N. Reviews

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March 1, 2007
Casting, acting, production values, scripting and pacing all make for grand entertainment for discriminating filmgoers.
April 8, 2005
Exile is a complicated business for Napoleon Bonaparte.
April 7, 2005
This richly produced tale of the last years of the famous 19th-century conqueror has a certain captivating quality about it.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
March 24, 2005
de Caunes has mounted a handsome production, [but] the film's "surprises" are inherently predictable...
March 10, 2005
A film of polished ensemble performances, burnished period interiors and fine landscapes, but it's a little bloodless.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 10, 2005
Though at over two hours the movie is too long and too slow, de Caunes sustains a sense of mystery and ambiguity to the end of what is both a satisfying character study and a stately quasi-thriller for amateur historians.
January 25, 2005
As modest conspiracy-mongering, the movie is perfectly robust, earning its dramatic impact from its classical sense of intrigue and Philippe Torreton's testy performance in the title role.
January 21, 2005
Even when the script takes a turn for the chatty, there's always something pretty to look at.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 20, 2005
Dramatically dense, neatly thesped and visually involving.
January 20, 2005
Monsieur N, Antoine de Caunes's densely plotted costume drama, suggests that Napoleon's demise might have been an elaborate hoax through which he escaped into anonymity.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
May 14, 2004
Handsomely designed and photographed, impeccably played, and both satisfyingly complex and ingeniously plausible.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 4, 2004
With some excellent staging, fine cinematography and first-rate acting, the film largely overcomes the awe it demonstrates for its principal character and succeeds in creating a mystery where perhaps there is none.
April 24, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
March 1, 2004
'Monsieur N.' is fine old-time cinema.
April 14, 2005
Unfortunately, that same suspense -- Poisoned wine! Secret pacts! Doppelgangers! -- is sometimes a little too stiff, making Monsieur N. play at times like a second-tier Agatha Christie mystery.
March 8, 2005
a disaster
| Original Score: 1.5/5
January 21, 2005
Pretentious and melodramatic.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
January 21, 2005
Screenwriter Rene Manzor weaves a tangled web of speculation, but de Caunes, following his vampire feature debut Love Bites, has no clue how to dramatize this intrigue.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
April 20, 2004
A turgid mystery thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 29, 2003
The mystery is intriguing, but the film never sorts fact from fiction, adding romantic complications that don't draws us in and filling scenes with wordy but irrelevant nonsense.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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