Ladies in Lavender Synopsis
Sisters take in a Polish boy.
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75

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
Dance's directorial debut isn't exciting, but it's deeply felt and engagingly acted. Why doesn't he take more advantage of the story's...
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75

Charlotte Observer

By Lawrence Toppman
The unspoken heroes of the project are cinematographer Peter Biziou, who finds all the beauty in Cornwall's landscapes, and U.S. violinist...
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
A wistful little thing about regret, jealousy and love.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
It is to Dance's considerable credit that he never lets the filmmaking overtake the understated storytelling.
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67

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
His (Charles Dance) cinematic style mixes the scent of mothballs with that of the lavender in which these ladies are preserved.
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63

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Jennie Punter
May be a slight film, but watching the Dames work in harmony in beautiful nuanced performances is a rich and fully satisfying reward.
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63

Miami Herald

By Marta Barber
Doesn't stretch beyond the typical, period drama the Brits do so well. It is no more than a warm cup of tea on a chilly afternoon. The...
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63

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Ultimately, Dance is unable to connect the many threads of his rather flimsy script, leading to an abrupt and somewhat unsatisfying...
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50

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Likably played by Bruhl, the castaway remains more dramatic device than living, breathing character. And without him truly being there,...
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Ruthe Stein
The material obviously had to be stretched to fill the big screen for almost two hours.
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Rated PG-13 | For brief strong language