The Chateau
The Chateau (2002)

Two estranged American brothers inherit a French chateau from a long-lost relative, but their efforts to claim it are stymied by the mansion's crew of uncooperative servants. With no hope of paying off the chateau's enormous debt,… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: August 23, 2002
DVD Release Date: September 23, 2003
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Critic Score: 50% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Peter Howell
Toronto Star

The new faces are interesting, but the old story isn't, especially when it starts to seem more improvised than scripted.

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John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press

A culture clash comedy only half as clever as it thinks it is.

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Brandon Judell

Unfunny from beginning to even after the end.

Wesley Morris
Boston Globe

Funny, even after it has run out of ideas.

Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

A culture-clash comedy that, in addition to being very funny, captures some of the discomfort and embarrassment of being a bumbling American in Europe.

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Merle Bertrand
Film Threat

Once the viewer accepts the huge leaps of faith required in the film's premise, it's a lot of fun to strap oneself in and enjoy this goofy ride.

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Susan Stark
Detroit News

It's a likeable piece and a prime audition reel for both Rudd and Malco.

Tom Keogh
Seattle Times

Thanks to The Château's balance of whimsicality, narrative discipline and serious improvisation, almost every relationship and personality in the film yields surprises.

Adam Nayman

There are enough of the usual only-in-the-movies misunderstandings between Graham and Allen to delay any sort of resolution, but director Jesse Peretz neglects to fill the gaps with any memorably diverting action.

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Flixster Audience Score: 30% Flixster User Reviews
James Alvarez
An ok movie that is entertaining and funny at times and then just boring at other.