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By James Berardinelli
Brassed Off! is a traditional feel-good motion picture with an element of social commentary thrown in for good measure.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Stack
The characters are beautifully drawn in this bittersweet melodrama written and directed by Mark Herman.
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75

USA Today

By Susan Wloszczyna
The pitch of the script, written by director Mark Herman, isn't perfect. But these earthy blokes are an engaging lot, the soot of the...
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Brassed Off is a sweet film with a lot of anger at its core.
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67

Austin Chronicle

By Russell Smith
In the end, though, the undeniable power and emotional richness of this film swing the balance toward the good.
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67

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
There's a double meaning in the title of this folksy, relentlessly political, heavy-handed story, written and directed by Mark Herman and...
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60

Empire

However, writer-director Mark Herman never really achieves the correct balance between the serious and the feelgood, allowing an uneasy...
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60

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
If you're in a triumph of the human spirit frame of mind, this is your cup of dark, sweet tea.
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50

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
As well-meaning elegies go, especially ones to working stiffs prematurely ripped from their subterranean roots, Brassed Off is the pits:...
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50

San Francisco Examiner

By Walter Addiego
Writer-director Mark Herman seems genuinely moved by the plight of the mining communities, but his attempt to translate those feelings into...
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Brassed Off review

By bluecranium
A quirky movie with a great deal of heart. The ensemble cast works seamlessly to create that small town feel with surprisingly complex characters. The ending is a true tug on your heart with comic...