L'Ivresse du pouvoir (Comedy of Power)
L'Ivresse du pouvoir (Comedy of Power) (2006)

Claude Chabrol's Comedy of Power stars Isabelle Huppert as a French judge who attempts to bring down the very powerful but corrupt CEO of a large corporation. As she digs deeper into the case, she uncovers criminal activity that… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: May 8, 2007
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Critic Score: 81% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Dave Calhoun
Time Out

No laughs - but still plenty to like in this diverting and insightful thriller that plays out in the higher echelons of the French judiciary and Parisian world of high business.

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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune

It's not often that you see the craft of cinema so perfectly executed -- or a group of fancy scoundrels so ruthlessly caught and skewered. Comedy of Power, like all of [Cluade] Chabrol's Hitchcockian films, is dark, smart and delicious.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Despite the title, there's no laugh-out-loud comedy in this mostly serious thriller.

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

It is long past time to recognize Claude Chabrol and Isabelle Huppert as one of the cinema's great actress-director collaborations.

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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe

This movie can't commit to a genre, let alone a logical sequence or complete idea. But there is a wisdom in its blasé assessments and frivolous air: What's the point; where's the wine?

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Robert Hanks
Independent

Very little happens, and it has the look of a TV movie; yet the pace never seems to let up, the screen never seems empty, and its grip on your attention doesn't falter.

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Bill Stamets
Chicago Sun-Times

A witty, timely drama.

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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out New York

By the sheer strength of [Isabelle Huppert's] performance alone, Comedy of Power is Chabrol's best film since 1995's La Cérémonie.

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Nigel Andrews
Financial Times

The script is dapper and the story slick. But it is Huppert who gives it heft, style and star power.

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Flixster Audience Score: 44% Flixster User Reviews
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]In "The Comedy of Power", Jeanne Charmant-Kilman(Isabelle Huppert), a judge investigating corruption, orchestrates the arrest of… More
alan jay
slow moving french film about the machinery of capitalism and one woman's determination to put a dent in the inherent corruption that lies within.… More