The Great Role


Mixed or average reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 10
  2. Negative: 4 out of 10

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  1. A comedy about friendship, faith and the acting life, Le Grand Role is unabashedly corny and tear-jerking - and still quite likable.
  2. Reviewed by: Eddie Cockrell
    Predictable yet charming, The Grand Role is a crowd-pleasing dramatic comedy about love, friendship, role-playing and Jewish pride.
  3. It is a most tender love story, first and foremost, and a warm, affectionately humorous depiction of Kurz's close-knit Jewish friends and colleagues.
  4. Mr. Coyote, who appears to be playing Steven Spielberg and steals every scene he is in.
  5. 50
    A good story, but its potential is never realized.
  6. 40
    A short and soppy story that Coyote lends some dignity, but not much power.
  7. 38
    A shaky effort to make a point about art triumphing over all.
  8. Director and co-writer Steve Suissa misses every opportunity to go deeper, either for laughs or pathos.
  9. Reviewed by: David Ng
    Chuckle-worthy jabs at American cultural imperialism aside, Le Grand RĂ´le has little to offer except a maudlin love story that ironically feels like a Tinseltown tearjerker facsimile.
  10. 30
    Half a notch above a vanity project, this chipper little number by French director Steve Suissa offers a deadly combination of shamelessness, narcissism and schoolboy comedy.
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  1. steviop.
    Oct 2, 2005
    Amusing film about a tight knit group of Jewish French actors living in Paris. A tradegy-comedy which has its moving moments. Give it a go.