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Vatel Reviews

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January 1, 2000
Further proof that all the money and technical expertise in the world are no substitutes for a good screenplay and creative direction.
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
December 22, 2000
Surprisingly tepid.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 22, 2000
An improbable, if sumptuous, bore.
December 25, 2000
A costume drama with far more costumes than drama.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
February 16, 2001
This putrid dish marks a new low for director Roland Joffe.
Read More | Original Score: 0.5/5
January 1, 2000
As remarkable for its lavish onscreen excesses as it is for its thoroughly uninvolving story.
December 22, 2000
Cold and uninvolving.
December 22, 2000
For all the brilliant production design that went into this thing, you'd have thought they'd remember to include some warm-blooded characters with expressions on their faces.
December 24, 2000
The dialogue (polished by Tom Stoppard, no less) strains for a wit it never achieves.
December 25, 2000
It'll likely earn Oscar consideration for its visual aspects, but no one will probably remember anything else about it.
January 10, 2001
It's just deadly, deadly dull.
January 11, 2001
A completely unnecessary movie.
February 7, 2001
For all the opulence, there's a distinct overall glumness in tone.
February 23, 2001
Joffe's extravaganza is a hollow, if pretty, shell.
March 5, 2001
May be opulent, but it's not deep.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 26, 2002
It's too turgid with its own upholstered pomp.
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
July 6, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
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