(2007)

Critic Reviews

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Metascore

Based on 23 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
75
Nearly every actor has his or her moments of hilarity, but it's the surprises, like Herzog's terrific turn as a bunny-loving sadist, that make the biggest impact.
75
Delivers plenty of sharply funny moments.
75
Premiere
The interpersonal dynamics haven't been scripted out very thoughtfully, so as the final 20 minutes wind down, it becomes increasingly tough for Penn and his talented cast to mine humor from a story that mandates they actually play elimination rounds of poker.
75
The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
What makes The Grand a memorable comedy is that the main stories are really about families - how they screw you up and how they save you. And you don't have to understand poker to know the rules of that game.
70
The Hollywood Reporter
What The Grand lacks in originality it more than makes up for with its high percentage of funny moments.
63
The Grand is in the grand tradition of Christopher Guest "mockumentary" comedy satires: Its greatest asset is its eclectic, quirky-funny cast.
50
Each of these improv farceurs wins a few laughs. But not enough.
50
A defective poker comedy where the poker is a lot more interesting than the people playing it.
38
Well, nobody said The Grand was another "Best in Show."
25
The performers don't really seem at the top of their game here.
25
Chicago Tribune
It's hard to believe that a lineup so stellar could generate so few laughs, but there it is.

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