Closing Escrow
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 54%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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."
‑ Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter
"The film would have worked better if it had stuck more closely to real estate as both the source and target of the satire."
‑ David Wiegand, San Francisco Chronicle
"... more or less in the Christopher Guest vein, but with nowhere near as many laughs."
‑ Andy Klein, Los Angeles CityBeat
"While far from the cream of the mockumentary crop, it's still a pleasant diversion."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"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."
‑ John Anderson, Variety
"If you can watch it without weeping over your own predicament, you'll see some serious talent bursting out."
‑ Jack Mathews, New York Daily News
"Escrow isn't as polished or consistent as the best of its sub-genre -- but it's pretty dang funny for the most part."
‑ Scott Weinberg, Cinematical
"Closing Escrow is one of those self-aware mockumentaries of the sort Christopher Guest likes to make -- only it's not that funny."
‑ Tim Cogshell, Boxoffice Magazine
"A spoof, sometimes a funny one, and sometimes just plain overkill."
‑ Lael Loewenstein, Los Angeles 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."
‑ Laura Kern, New York Times
"Limited to three couples and their real estate agents and a handful of property locations, this indie never ceases to entertain."
‑ Ross Anthony, Hollywood Report Card
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