80

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
A minor comedy, though a major delight.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
There is not much here that comes as a blinding plot revelation, but the movie has a raffish charm and good-hearted characters, and like "The Full Monty" it makes good use of the desperation beneath the comedy.
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70

Film Threat

By Ron Wells
Overall, it's good, not great.
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63

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Ray Conlogue
Isn't quite funny enough to make it as a comedy, or touching enough to make it as a romance. It's a pleasant effort that doesn't hit any of its targets.
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50

Boston Globe

By Loren King
The movie moves predictably to its formulaic finale, which -- unwittingly perhaps -- reprises Plummer's own sugary classic, ''The Sound of Music.''
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50

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Without the surprise, realism, audacity and upstart cheekiness -- pun intended -- that made "The Full Monty's" blue-collar strippers so irresistible.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Pleasing but routine British comedy.
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50

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Pleasant and has not a few laughs.
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50

Chicago Tribune

By Loren King
The movie moves predictably to its feel-good finale.
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33

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Every porridgy inmate in this instantly forgettable romp warbles in the prison's amateur musical, and one of them demonstrates a rather extreme devotion to the tomatoes he grows in the on-site greenhouse.
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48 out of 100
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