Vatel 2000

Critics score:
31 / 100

Reviews provided by RottenTomatoes

Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times: A landmark in world cinema not merely for sheer grandeur but also attention to dense authenticity. Read more

Elvis Mitchell, New York Times: A costume drama with far more costumes than drama. Read more

Richard T. Jameson, Mr. Showbiz: Vatel is not only pate and truffles to the eyes but a bracingly Olympian analysis of how history happens. Read more

Paul Tatara, It's just deadly, deadly dull. Read more

Jan Stuart, Newsday: An improbable, if sumptuous, bore. Read more

Peter Rainer, New York Magazine/Vulture: It's too turgid with its own upholstered pomp. Read more

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David Stratton, Variety: Further proof that all the money and technical expertise in the world are no substitutes for a good screenplay and creative direction. Read more