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Vatel Reviews

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February 20, 2005
Una cinta digna de verse, y visualmente deliciosa.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 23, 2002
The richest and most intriguing portrait of period piece duty and subjugated happiness since The Remains of the Day.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
August 12, 2001
Decadence befitting a dozen kings
| Original Score: 3.5/5
December 25, 2000
A landmark in world cinema not merely for sheer grandeur but also attention to dense authenticity.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
December 22, 2000
A banquet for the eyes.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
December 22, 2000
An absolute triumph of costume and production design.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 1, 2000
Impeccably directed.
January 1, 2000
Vatel is not only pâté and truffles to the eyes but a bracingly Olympian analysis of how history happens.
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
January 1, 2000
The melancholy finale also has a very contemporary ring: Those unwilling to be the pawns of the rich find themselves forced to make chilling decisions.
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
July 6, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
January 12, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
December 8, 2002
Period costume dramas are always expected to offer opulent pageantry, but in the case of Vatel, that's all there is.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 26, 2002
It's too turgid with its own upholstered pomp.
April 16, 2002
A costume drama with all costume and no drama.
| Original Score: 2/4
October 1, 2001
It lacks an understanding of the harmonies and contrasts in the very society he is trying to expose to ridicule.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
March 5, 2001
May be opulent, but it's not deep.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 23, 2001
Joffe's extravaganza is a hollow, if pretty, shell.
February 16, 2001
This putrid dish marks a new low for director Roland Joffe.
Read More | Original Score: 0.5/5
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