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The Chateau Reviews

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August 23, 2002
The Chateau has one very funny joke and a few other decent ones, but all it amounts to is a mildly funny, sometimes tedious, ultimately insignificant film.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
November 29, 2002
The new faces are interesting, but the old story isn't, especially when it starts to seem more improvised than scripted.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 15, 2002
The Château would have been benefited from a sharper, cleaner script before it went in front of the camera. Not to mention a sharper, cleaner camera lens.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
August 9, 2002
After the setup, the air leaks out of the movie, flattening its momentum with about an hour to go.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
June 5, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 0.5/4
August 12, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 30, 2002
Ze movie starts out so funny, then she is nothing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
December 2, 2002
There are enough of the usual only-in-the-movies misunderstandings between Graham and Allen to delay any sort of resolution, but director Jesse Peretz neglects to fill the gaps with any memorably diverting action.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
August 22, 2002
With the supremely gifted Rudd as his point man, Peretz is often ruthless in depicting Americans abroad as deluded cretins; by film's end, however, he finds their optimism useful for re-firing the defeated hearts of his characters.
September 11, 2002
'The Château is never quite able to overcome the cultural moat surrounding its ludicrous and contrived plot.'
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
August 9, 2002
Halfway through the movie, the humor dwindles. It's replaced by some dramatic scenes that are jarring and deeply out of place in what could have (and probably should have) been a lighthearted comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
September 25, 2002
The uneven movie does have its charms and its funny moments but not quite enough of them.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 11, 2005
Unfunny from beginning to even after the end.
| Original Score: 0/5
August 6, 2002
The raw art of the malapropism has rarely been so extensively honored, but the increasingly strident, slapstick-smacked movie runs out of steam once the culture shock wears off.
August 8, 2002
The Chateau... is less concerned with cultural and political issues than doting on its eccentric characters.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
August 8, 2002
This painfully unfunny farce traffics in tired stereotypes and encumbers itself with complications ... that have no bearing on the story.
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
August 20, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
August 21, 2002
Suffers from rambling, repetitive dialogue and the visual drabness endemic to digital video.
August 22, 2002
An occasionally funny, but overall limp, fish-out-of-water story.
August 29, 2002
Has the gritty look of a Dogma film, which shows what the movement's influence has been reduced to: a trendy look, not a set of principles for honest, no-frills filmmaking.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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