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The Chateau Reviews

June 5, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 0.5/4
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
October 4, 2002
Funny, even after it has run out of ideas.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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 13, 2002
A culture clash comedy only half as clever as it thinks it is.
Full Review | 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
Limps along on a squirm-inducing fish-out-of-water formula that goes nowhere and goes there very, very slowly.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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+
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
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.
August 21, 2002
Suffers from rambling, repetitive dialogue and the visual drabness endemic to digital video.
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
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
A comedy that swings and jostles to the rhythms of life.
Read More | Original Score: B+
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.