• Released
  • July 27, 2001
  • R , 1 hr 31 min
  • Comedy
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Only occasionally does the film fall into the trap of making the prisoners cute, but it never falters in important ways.
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75

USA Today

By Susan Wloszczyna
Clumsier hands could have planted this load of pungent sap and come up with sticky fingers. But the creators of this based-on-truth fable...
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63

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Entertaining and heartwarming -- especially when Mirren sweeps into scenes with acid observations that fail to disguise a heart of gold.
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63

Miami Herald

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It's pleasant, mildly uplifting entertainment, one of the few recent movies to use plants as its muse.
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63

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
This is not challenging filmmaking by any means, more like a comfortable old slipper. But it's a perennial that's guaranteed to please.
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50

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Between Owen's quiet intensity and Mirren's showy color, they make a complementary pair for screen or garden.
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50

Boston Globe

Plants the seeds of comedy that grow into a mild feel-good flick, but it won't reap much viewer satisfaction.
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50

Chicago Tribune

By Loren King
Unambitious and transparent, but that doesn't mean it won't warm the hearts of audiences on both sides of the Atlantic.
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50

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Amusing enough to watch and passes the time, but it's the kind of movie you're content to wait for on your friendly indie cable channel.
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33

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
If your allergy to comedies bred from British style mugging crossed with Disney style prancing has, like mine, flared up in recent years,...
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Rated R | For language and some sexuality