The Players Reviews

April 9, 2014
The rare omnibus film that isn't just a mixed bag--it very nearly succeeds at being uniformly bad.
August 9, 2012
The shallowness of people who live this way is as dispiriting as the action is meant to be titillating.
July 11, 2012
A vulgar, variable and very French take on infidelity.
July 11, 2012
While there's undeniably a streak of misogyny at its center by virtue of its flippantly unfaithful characters, there's also a healthy dose of equal contempt for them...
July 11, 2012
While not quite funny enough to cut it as pure comedy, nor emotionally probing enough to be a great drama, The Players is still a pleasingly frank and, at times, guiltily daft take on a very sticky subject.
July 8, 2012
I was forced to wonder: were the talkies really invented so we could listen to Dujardin beating off in a lonely motel room?
July 7, 2012
A largely unfunny, deeply misogynistic and occasionally embarrassingly poor taste comedy.
July 6, 2012
A series of pointless, boorish skits about two unrepentant lotharios.
July 6, 2012
Dujardin has charm but the script he co-wrote is crude.
July 6, 2012
An embarrassing misfire.
July 5, 2012
Stick out the glaringly unfunny prologue and you'll see the former George Valentin come good, with Dujardin and co-star Gilles Lellouche assuming a series of roles that see past the sex and explore men's impulse to cheat.
July 5, 2012
If The Players achieves little else, it proves that Dujardin can extend his range well beyond the boulevard smirk and the Brylcreemed charm.
July 5, 2012
Vile.
July 5, 2012
At once moving and mortifying, it carries the distinctly un-Gallic scent of the best episodes of 'The Office'.
July 4, 2012
An explicit comedy drama about infidelity comprising nine short films.
July 1, 2012
Often funny, outrageously vulgar in places and very, very French.
June 29, 2012
Greater female input might have alleviated the film's tiresome chauvinism.
March 13, 2012
Though some visual jokes work, the verbal banter and character and narrative development are subpar, as they are in closer "Las Vegas," in which the frequently naked leads make another appearance on their way to a plot twist foretold.
March 9, 2012
With crudity outweighing finesse, the film doesn't condone unfaithfulness or excess but rather skewers bad behaviour by married men who see cheating as a male prerogative.
February 28, 2012
Never much more than an extended sketch comedy whose longer segments tend to wear out their welcome.