Metascore
59

Mixed or average reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 22
  2. Negative: 2 out of 22
Watch On
  1. 50
    By suggesting that the man's life was as riotously funny as his plays, writer-director Laurent Tirard leaves us wishing he'd opted to do a straightforward adaptation instead.
  2. 50
    The Great Playwrights for Dummies series that began with "Shakespeare in Love" continues with Molière, a French clone of that grating and smarmy Best Picture winner.
  3. Reviewed by: Josh Rosenblatt
    40
    Playing comedy, Duris is as engaging as a bowl of porridge; playing tragedy, he’s the height of comic absurdity; in scenes romantic, he’s detached to the point of somnolence.
  4. 58
    It's like a breeze so slight it doesn't leave a tickle.
  5. 50
    Less forgivably, the movie is dull.
  6. Reviewed by: Ryan Wenzel
    50
    The approach isn’t new--the film’s already been dubbed “Molière in Love”--but the result is a wry look at the nature of acting and the power of comedy.
User Score
8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. [Anonymous]
    Sep 7, 2007
    10
    I thoroughly enjoyed this costume melodrama. I find it interesting that critics rate it a 59 when users who have seen the film rate in in the I thoroughly enjoyed this costume melodrama. I find it interesting that critics rate it a 59 when users who have seen the film rate in in the 9 range. Full Review »
  2. MarL.
    Aug 5, 2007
    9
    Do not be fooled by negative movie reviews, MOLIERE is a great movie. with great actors displaying their charm throughout a very entertaining plot.