Based on 22 Critics
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fan reviews ( 1 )
  • Though it might be Moliere for Dummies, it's infinitely more fun than French director Ariane Mnouchkine's tedious 1978 film portrait, a Moliere for Smarties that ran four hours plus and, like Tirard's movie, explored the comedy of tragedy. show more

  • Witty, enjoyable costume drama imagines formative episode in life of French comedy giant. show more

  • The actors elevate what might have been fluff into a genuinely moving tale, and the action is so much fun that it doesn't even matter if you've seen Molière's plays before. show more

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  • May 22, 2008 oharden
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    John Keats would probably be insulted by my use of his theory of "negative capability"--an open-mindedness that submerges the conscious and allows the subconscious to interpret reality. I attended "Moliere" to be entertained, without any intention of connecting the famous actor/playwright's work with historical realism. I thoroughly enjoyed the movie--superb acting, beautiful costuming, and a subtle, witty plot. In my judgment, it is a five-star production.

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