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The Hollywood Reporter

With some excellent staging, fine cinematography and first-rate acting, the film largely overcomes the awe it demonstrates for its...
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The New Republic

By Stanley Kauffmann
The film holds us principally because of its Napoleon. Philippe Torreton doesn't perform the role: he exists.
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Los Angeles Times

By Kevin Thomas
An elegant, sophisticated mystery.
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The New York Times

By Stephen Holden
If it all adds up to too much for one film to encompass with ease, Monsieur N, is certainly richer than most of what you'll find on the...
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Has a certain captivating quality about it.
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The A.V. Club

By Noel Murray
De Caunes and screenwriter René Manzor do well when they dwell on history from a mundane human perspective, but Monsieur N. is too dry and...
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L.A. Weekly

By Ella Taylor
And though at over two hours the movie is too long and too slow, de Caunes sustains a sense of mystery and ambiguity to the end of what is...
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TV Guide

By Ken Fox
Even when the script takes a turn for the chatty, there's always something pretty to look at.
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New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
The film tends to be pretentious and melodramatic; and Grant, better suited to comic roles, gives a heavy-handed performance.
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New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
The second half of Antoine de Caunes' Monsieur N., about the post-exile life and death of Napoleon, plays less like a movie than a...
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Rated NR