Closing Escrow
Closing Escrow (2007)

Armen Kaprelian's directorial debut, the comedy Closing Escrow, charts the unusual events surrounding the lives of real-estate agents.

Rated: PG
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: September 4, 2007
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Critic Score
54%
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User Score
34%



Critic Score: 54% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

The obviously improvised proceedings -- at least let's hope they're improvised -- fail to produce the desired laughs, with frequent pauses after punch lines that will only result in lengthy silences.

David Wiegand
San Francisco Chronicle

The film would have worked better if it had stuck more closely to real estate as both the source and target of the satire.

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Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat

... more or less in the Christopher Guest vein, but with nowhere near as many laughs.

John Anderson
Variety

A sometimes laugh-out-loud send-up of homebuyers' worst instincts, the extreme behavior of real-estate agents and what happens when the certifiably insane save enough for a down payment.

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Jack Mathews
New York Daily News

If you can watch it without weeping over your own predicament, you'll see some serious talent bursting out.

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Scott Weinberg
Cinematical

Escrow isn't as polished or consistent as the best of its sub-genre -- but it's pretty dang funny for the most part.

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Lael Loewenstein
Los Angeles Times

A spoof, sometimes a funny one, and sometimes just plain overkill.

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Laura Kern
New York Times

No matter how ridiculous the characters come off, they're more than just punch lines. In fact, despite their quirks, [they're] improbably endearing.

Ross Anthony
Hollywood Report Card

Limited to three couples and their real estate agents and a handful of property locations, this indie never ceases to entertain.

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Flixster Audience Score: 34% Flixster User Reviews
William Goss
Passably scattershot real estate mockumentary.