Mrs. Henderson Presents Synopsis
A London widow opens a legendary theatre.
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Rated R | For nudity and brief language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 16+ An unexpectedly classy film. Not for kids.
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DRINKING & DRUGS
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