Cold Comfort Farm Synopsis
A 1930s Londoner (Kate Beckinsale) moves in with her odd rural kin.
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100

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
John Schlesinger's rollicking version of Stella Gibbons's novel is acted with the highest of spirits by Kate Beckinsale, Joanna Lumley,...
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100

Los Angeles Times

By Kevin Thomas
It's been brought to the screen by director John Schlesinger and writer Malcolm Bradbury with such deftness, giving it a life of its own,...
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100

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Around town, Stephen Fry ("Peter's Friends"), as a fluty artiste, dogs Flora with his devotion and declares, "I'm engorgedly in love with...
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88

TV Guide

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This tart but fluffy paean to good sense and clean linen is a bracing reminder that the reason the English think they're so clever is that...
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88

USA Today

By Mike Clark
Who, though, would assume rambunctious humor would be served up as well? Dickens meets the Beverly Hillbillies, and the movie is handsome,...
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78

Austin Chronicle

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Together the cast, the director, and the screenwriter work to make the characters off-centered but realistic, with plenty of room for...
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75

San Francisco Examiner

By Barbara Shulgasser
In the attempt to rein in a cast playing a great assortment of exaggerated types, Schlesinger (who directed "Midnight Cowboy" and "Marathon...
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The movie, based on the famous comic novel by Stella Gibbons, is dour, eccentric and very funny, and depends on the British gift for...
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75

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
There's nothing deep or meaningful to be unearthed in this feel-good comedy, but it nevertheless makes for solid entertainment.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Edward Guthmann
Cold Comfort Farm may be hysterically funny to regular readers of Hardy, Lawrence, Jane Austen and the Bronte sisters, but it won't ring...
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Rated PG