75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Desmond Ryan
If Blow Dry isn't a rousing triumph on the order "of The Full Monty" and "Brassed Off," Rickman, Richardson and Nighy make sure it's a winning film.
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50

Baltimore Sun

By Chris Kaltenbach
A feel-good us-against-them tale that panders mercilessly to its audience, yet displays a few moments of honest humor.
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50

Mr. Showbiz

By Kevin Maynard
Shows its roots early on: Mixing the high camp of "Strictly Ballroom" with Monty's gritty milieu, the film comes off as little more than a contrived composite, despite the best efforts of pros Rickman, Richardson, and Griffiths.
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50

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
The result is formulaic, shamelessly manipulative and surprisingly watchable.
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50

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
A cute, well-acted film that tries to mix tones sharply.
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50

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Written by Mr. ''Full Monty'' himself, Simon Beaufoy, and, like ''Monty,'' sprinkles pixie dust over the heads of worn out local folk.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Bob Graham
At least a half monty.
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50

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
The characters, in short, are never given enough dimension, enough chance to develop the individual tics and eccentricities on which this kind of comedy thrives.
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25

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
Rickman and Richardson are excellent actors put to ghastly waste.
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12

Charlotte Observer

By Lawrence Toppman
The most catastrophic misfire in a dreadful movie season.
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38 out of 100
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