Le Bossu (On Guard)
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 87%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Sometimes, nothing satisfies like old-fashioned swashbuckling. And in this regard, On Guard delivers."
‑ Doris N. Truong, Dallas Morning News
"It's a tale well told and nearly irresistible."
‑ John Monaghan, Detroit Free Press
"A dashing hero, dastardly villain and winsome distressed damsel, not to mention a melodramatic plot, thrilling sword fights and high-spirited comedy - all the elements you need to fashion the perfect swashbuckler."
‑ Jason Best, Movie Talk
‑ Cherryl Dawson and Leigh Ann Palone, TheMovieChicks.com
"In the spirit of Voltaire and Molière, On Guard volleys great wit and deadly gestures in a milieu of lush apparel, landscapes, captivating music and 18th-century lacy sleeves."
‑ Anita Schmaltz, Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
"Despite its postdated irrelevance and its dopey title, this Daniel Auteuil vehicle is ludicrous fun."
‑ Wesley Morris, Boston Globe
"A big, gorgeous, sprawling swashbuckler that delivers its diversions in grand, uncomplicated fashion."
‑ Edward Guthmann, San Francisco Chronicle
"It was too silly and formulaic to get my undivided attention."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Vastly enjoyable--a stylish, affectionate, old-fashioned swashbuckler...staged with such elan that the result is completely winning."
‑ Frank Swietek, One Guy's Opinion
""On Guard!" won't be placed in the pantheon of the best of the swashbucklers but it is a whole lot of fun and you get to see the one of the world's best actors, Daniel Auteuil, have a whale of a good time."
‑ Robin Clifford, Reeling Reviews
"An awkward and indigestible movie."
‑ Allison Benedikt, Chicago Tribune
"The sword fighting is well done and Auteuil is a goofy pleasure."
‑ Desson Thomson, Washington Post
"For both the artsy foreign-film crowd and the blue-collar action-movie fans"
‑ Marty Mapes, Movie Habit
"Turns out to be a nifty swashbuckler whose plot easily could have been lifted from a number of Douglas Fairbanks silent pictures."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"classic cinema served up with heart and humor"
‑ Laura Clifford, Reeling Reviews
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