Keeping Mum Synopsis
A new housekeeper (Maggie Smith) has a drastic method of solving her employers' problems.
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Miami Herald

By Connie Ogle
In Keeping Mum, the writers poke gentle, broad fun at the absurdities of English country life and manners while creating a cozy malevolence...
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TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
Director and cowriter Niall Johnson's black comedy falters at the end, but until then it manages to wring gentle humor from murder most...
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New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
A giddy black comedy about a homicidal housekeeper in rural England, is a hilarious reminder of that 1944 Frank Capra classic about two old...
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New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
Dame Maggie is simply delightful (has she ever been less than wonderful?).
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
A whimsical tale of serial murder in the English countryside, Keeping Mum benefits immensely from the charm and pitch-perfect gravitas of...
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Amusing dark English comedy produces its share of chuckles.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
She's no Mary Poppins: Maggie Smith is more like a cheery Angel of Death in the light black comedy Keeping Mum, one of those dutifully daft...
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
The movie is another of those harmless and politely made dark comedies that the English seem incapable of doing without.
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The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

Black comedy often asks viewers, in exchange for the hilarity, to suspend their moral objections along with their disbelief...Here, we keep...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Ruthe Stein
The problem with this one may be that it just isn't British enough.
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Rated R | For language and some sexual content/nudity