Critic Reviews

73

Metascore

Based on 19 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
80
Film Threat
Just a plain old fun movie.
80
Variety
Abetted by an excellent cast, vet writer Weber weaves a simple premise into comedy gold.
80
Film Threat
Easily the funniest and most charming film that has been or will be released in 1999 -- period.
75
Chicago Tribune
The Dinner Game works thanks to some exceptionally strong acting, impeccable timing and rapid-fire delivery of many funny lines.
70
The A.V. Club
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.
70
Chicago Reader
Shtick isn't all this movie has to offer.
70
Manages to maintain its humor and energy until the final scene.
70
Dallas Observer
A perfectly entertaining little French comedy that doesn't quite lodge in your brain in the way you hope it would.
63
ReelViews
There are times when the comedy works, but the number of genuinely amusing sequences are outnumbered by those that, in trying to generate laughter, simply seem silly.
20
TV Guide Magazine
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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