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Vatel Reviews

September 26, 2002
It's too turgid with its own upholstered pomp.
February 16, 2001
This putrid dish marks a new low for director Roland Joffe.
Read More | Original Score: 0.5/5
January 10, 2001
It's just deadly, deadly dull.
December 25, 2000
A costume drama with far more costumes than drama.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
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
An improbable, if sumptuous, bore.
December 22, 2000
Surprisingly tepid.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 22, 2000
Cold and uninvolving.
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.
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.