88

Chicago Tribune

A dear film, sentimental and fond, full of beautifully acted British resolve.
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80

The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
An absolute delight from start to finish.
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80

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
One of the wittiest comedies to come our way in a very long time.
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75

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Mrs. Henderson Presents is a very old hat, and Judi Dench wears it beautifully.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Ruthe Stein
Has an old-fashioned feel, as if it had been made in the period of its setting. I mean this as a compliment.
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
In its juxtaposition of voluptuous nudity with the horrors of war, in its evocation of idealized beauty draped like gods and goddesses of Grecian art, the film invokes classical ideas about how the life force asserts itself most aggressively in the face of death.
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63

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
The subplot involving a tragic romance between a soldier and one of the living statues (the lovely Kelly Reilly) is hell on the humor and on a movie that stays content to do the trite thing.
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63

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
This genteel confection skews toward older audiences - those who go for "Calendar Girls," "Ladies in Lavender" and "Mrs. Brown."
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50

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
This makes for a friendly romp, and also a dull one.
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50

USA Today

By Mike Clark
It says something that during a scene in which nude chorines are turned into a fleshy backdrop, you spend as much time looking at your watch as what's on screen.
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71 out of 100
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