• Released
  • May 16, 2003
  • PG-13 , 1 hr 30 min
  • Comedy
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75

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Danny Deckchair may be a trifle, but it offers a breezy lift for the dog days of summer.
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75

USA Today

By Mike Clark
This handsome movie works thanks to its lack of pretension and an atmosphere somewhat akin to the gentle wackiness of director Bill Forsyth's better works.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

In the warm, sparkling character comedy Danny Deckchair, the Welsh actor (Rhys Ifans) moves to center stage, but it has taken a trip to Australia to get him there.
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63

Miami Herald

By Connie Ogle
The most interesting aspect of Danny Deckchair, though, may be that the film is based on the true story.
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63

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
Sweet-tempered, good-looking, goofy and not too sharp. The movie doesn't make much sense and neither does Danny, played by Welsh heartthrob Rhys Ifans.
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50

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
What you might call conditional whimsy, predicated on the audience overlooking so many plot implausibilities that it might get tuckered out from all the charity.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

Danny Deckchair offers some welcome cinematic comfort food in a summer filled with bloated special-effects movies and bad teen comedies.
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50

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
The limp movie seems to be an attempt by an Australian to mimic a bad American romantic comedy, and, unfortunately, he succeeds admirably.
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50

Entertainment Weekly

By Scott Brown
It's a soothing stoner tableau, a fine dropout fantasy.
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50

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
A splendid movie while its hero is preparing for his flight and actually experiencing it, but it's not nearly as interesting once he descends to earth.
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56 out of 100
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