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Rules Of The Game / La Regle Du Jeu

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Tookey's Rating
8 /10
Average Rating
9.58 /10
Marcel Dalio , Nora Gregor, Jean Renoir
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Directed by: Jean Renoir
Written by: Jean Renoir, Carl Koch

Released: 1939
Genre: DRAMA
Origin: France
Length: 113

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"An extremely dull description of a weekend in the country... Lord knows what M. Renoir had in mind."
(John McCarten, New Yorker, 1950, first US release)
"A baffling mixture of stale sophistication, coy symbolism, and galloping slapstick that almost defies analysis... The master has dealt his admirers a pointless, thudding punch below the belt."
(Howard Thompson, New York Times)
"Renoir has combined too many things - the comedy of manners... social satire; farce and melodrama... Once again [he] has been wanting in self-criticism and the general effect is of a low-spirited charade ending off-key in tragedy."
(Campbell Dixon, Daily Telegraph, 1951, first British release)

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