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The Chateau Reviews

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December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
December 8, 2002
Once the viewer accepts the huge leaps of faith required in the film's premise, it's a lot of fun to strap oneself in and enjoy this goofy ride.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
November 29, 2002
There's a spontaneity to The Chateau, a sense of light-heartedness, that makes it attractive throughout.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
October 21, 2002
Has an improvisational feel and a cheesy, shot-on-video look (why do that when you've got the French countryside as subject?), but that first hour is still worth seeing.
October 4, 2002
Funny, even after it has run out of ideas.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
September 15, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 13, 2002
It's a likeable piece and a prime audition reel for both Rudd and Malco.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
September 6, 2002
A culture-clash comedy that, in addition to being very funny, captures some of the discomfort and embarrassment of being a bumbling American in Europe.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 6, 2002
Thanks to The Château's balance of whimsicality, narrative discipline and serious improvisation, almost every relationship and personality in the film yields surprises.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
September 5, 2002
... a fluffy, flaky croissant of a culture clash comedy, barely substantial enough for a feature but just light and tasty enough to satisfy.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
August 26, 2002
An enjoyable comedy of lingual and cultural differences... The Château is a film -- full of life and small delights -- that has all the wiggling energy of young kitten.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
August 26, 2002
Boasts enough funny dialogue and sharp characterizations to be mildly amusing.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
August 23, 2002
A pleasant diversion.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 22, 2002
Peretz comes up with enough fresh twists to the ugly American vs. surly French confrontation to sustain this delightfully bittersweet culture-clash comedy.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
August 22, 2002
The Chateau belongs to Rudd, whose portrait of a therapy-dependent flakeball spouting French malapropisms ... is a nonstop hoot.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
August 22, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 12, 2002
Overall, it's a wacky and inspired little film that works effortlessly at delivering genuine, acerbic laughs.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
August 10, 2002
The Chateau is a risky venture that never quite goes where you expect and often surprises you with unexpected comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
August 9, 2002
Shot on distractingly grainy video, this isn't the best looking Château in the world, but it's one still worth visiting.
Full Review | Original Score: B
August 8, 2002
The Chateau cleverly probes the cross-cultural differences between Gauls and Yanks.
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