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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 19
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 19
  3. Negative: 1 out of 19
  1. 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 been as funny as The Dinner Game.
  2. 80
    Easily the funniest and most charming film that has been or will be released in 1999 -- period.
  3. 80
    Just a plain old fun movie.
  4. A featherweight parlor-room French farce in need of an anchor to keep it from being blown away by the summer blockbuster gales.
  5. 70
    Adapted from a long-running stage play, The Dinner Game has been refined to peak comic efficiency, with every misunderstanding and hare-brained scheme neatly cascading into bigger and bigger catastrophes.
  6. 70
    Manages to maintain its humor and energy until the final scene.
  7. This stage-bound farce could easily be an American sitcom: It's all slamming doors, eavesdropping and stupid miscommunications, garnished with a heavy-handed helping of comedy of humiliation.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Dec 28, 2010
    10
    My, it was fun!! Explosive jokes, good actors and epic plot and screenplay, it sure deserves a better rating than this. I also think that someMy, it was fun!! Explosive jokes, good actors and epic plot and screenplay, it sure deserves a better rating than this. I also think that some of these American reviews missed most of the jokes, it's definitively better if you're French because of the different culture. Expand
  2. Jun 18, 2015
    10
    Simple, plain and funny. It is a perfect classic comedy. Just perfect... Briefly, high-class people get together for a dinner once a month,Simple, plain and funny. It is a perfect classic comedy. Just perfect... Briefly, high-class people get together for a dinner once a month, and everyone must attend the dinner with his "stupid." Only this time, the game will not be played by their rules. Nonstop laughs, guaranteed. Expand
  3. LenR.
    May 5, 2007
    9
    Belly laughs, can't ask for more in a comedy.
  4. [Anonymous]
    Jan 27, 2006
    8
    This is a terrific, funny French film that basically mocks idiots. At times annoying how stupid the characters are but it is sure to become a This is a terrific, funny French film that basically mocks idiots. At times annoying how stupid the characters are but it is sure to become a classic. It sort of reminds me of "It's a Mad Mad World" for some reason. 8 out of 10! Expand

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