What's In A Name?
What's In A Name? (2013)

In the film, slick real estate agent Vincent (French cinema superstar Patrick Bruel) is about to become a father. At a meeting with family and childhood friends he announces the name of his future son, but the scandalous moniker ignites a… More

Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: December 13, 2013
DVD Release Date: June 3, 2014
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Critic Score: 75% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Stephen Holden
New York Times

This is frivolous verbal jousting elevated to a blood sport by people who are much more resilient than they let on.

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Boyd van Hoeij

An unborn's unlikely moniker is the simple but effective motor of What's in a Name?

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CJ Johnson
ABC Radio (Australia)

Four of the five characters are really unlikeable, and the effect is of being trapped in a small place with five hideous people yelling at you - it's crushing, oppressive and claustrophobic.

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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

What starts as an entertaining exposé of Parisian society eventually becomes exhausting.

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Nick Schager
The Dissolve

Merely a one-note roundelay of angry name-calling.

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Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile

A comedy but only if you like blood sports. A screenplay that positively bristles with ... well, bristles, it's as savage as Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolf or Carnage

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Inkoo Kang
Village Voice

Frequently delightful, full of ribald humor and compelling, intelligent debate.

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Jim Schembri

A huge hit in France, the film's verbal thrust-and-parry is so fast you do spend too much time reading the flashing of subtitles than looking at the gesticulations and exaggerated expressions of the players. Bring on the Americanisation, please.

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Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile

A little joke becomes the catalyst for the unravelling of relationships in this jocular French comedy in which egos, political beliefs, sexual orientations and trusts are thrust like daggers

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Flixster Audience Score: 74% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
Even funnier than Roman Polanski's Carnage, this smart French comedy (also adapted from a play) is lifted by a very sharp cast and has a dynamic direction… More