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100

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
The picture, written and directed by Francis Veber, the screenwriter of "La Cage Aux Folles,'' is a complete success.
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100

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Ray Conlogue
It's a long time since I've heard a press screening audience applaud a foreign film, but then it's a long time since a French movie has...
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80

Film Threat

Easily the funniest and most charming film that has been or will be released in 1999 -- period.
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80

Film Threat

By Merle Bertrand
Just a plain old fun movie.
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78

Austin Chronicle

By Steve Davis
A laugh-aloud film that exemplifies the snap-crackle-pop of exquisite comic timing.
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75

Chicago Tribune

By John Petrakis
The Dinner Game works thanks to some exceptionally strong acting, impeccable timing and rapid-fire delivery of many funny lines.
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75

San Francisco Examiner

By Wesley Morris
A featherweight parlor-room French farce in need of an anchor to keep it from being blown away by the summer blockbuster gales.
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Veteran French farceur Francis Veber proves that feature-length idiot humor is not limited to the Farrelly brothers.
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63

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
There are times when the comedy works, but the number of genuinely amusing sequences are outnumbered by those that, in trying to generate...
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20

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
This stage-bound farce could easily be an American sitcom: It's all slamming doors, eavesdropping and stupid miscommunications, garnished...
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By threemonkey
Hopefully 'Dinner with Schmucks" (the remake) will live up to it...

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Rated PG-13