75

Premiere

By Aaron Hillis
The interpersonal dynamics haven't been scripted out very thoughtfully, so as the final 20 minutes wind down, it becomes increasingly tough for Penn and his talented cast to mine humor from a story that mandates they actually play elimination rounds of poker.
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75

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Nearly every actor has his or her moments of hilarity, but it's the surprises, like Herzog's terrific turn as a bunny-loving sadist, that make the biggest impact.
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75

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
Delivers plenty of sharply funny moments.
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75

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Jennie Punter
What makes The Grand a memorable comedy is that the main stories are really about families – how they screw you up and how they save you. And you don't have to understand poker to know the rules of that game.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
What The Grand lacks in originality it more than makes up for with its high percentage of funny moments.
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63

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
The Grand is in the grand tradition of Christopher Guest "mockumentary" comedy satires: Its greatest asset is its eclectic, quirky-funny cast.
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50

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
A defective poker comedy where the poker is a lot more interesting than the people playing it.
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50

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Each of these improv farceurs wins a few laughs. But not enough.
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38

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Well, nobody said The Grand was another "Best in Show."
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

By Walter Addiego
The performers don't really seem at the top of their game here.
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57 out of 100
Mixed or average reviews
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