Ridicule (1996)

Set in late 18th-century France during the reign of Louis XVI, this costumer provides a fascinating glance into a time where a cruel rapier wit would take one further up the social ladder than gold, land, or birthright and where ridicule… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: November 29, 1996
DVD Release Date: January 13, 2004
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Critic Score: 78% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Mike Clark
USA Today

Audiences will respond favorably to its overall warmth, and the motion picture academy may, too.

Cole Smithey

Beautifully dark, funny and nasty.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The acting or the story did not excite me enough to think that this clever film was anything special, except as a mildly diverting farce.

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Flixster Audience Score: 84% Flixster User Reviews
Cynthia S.
Typical fare that critics love to love, and I just don't relate to.
Jim Hunter
A provincial lord goes to Versailles to entreat Louis XVI to finance an engineering project that will save his villagers. This film's concept is engaging… More
Bill Cavros
The man who is to make the introduction is Monsieur de Blayac layes on his deathbed and in walks Monsieur de Montalieri who exemplifies the unchristian nature… More