• Released
  • August 29, 2003
  • R , 1 hr 44 min
  • Comedy
    Drama
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

Charming family story.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
It evokes the atmosphere of a Sergio Leone Western, sneaking up under the movie's human comedy and adding a smile.
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67

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
There are instances when the filmmaker tries for Western iconography and settles for ''Full Monty'' ingratiation.
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63

New York Post

By Megan Lehmann
Just Brit filmmaker Shane Meadows having some fun with the conventions of the spaghetti western.
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63

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

The film's best players can all be found in the supporting cast.
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63

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Pure bangers-and-mash realism: a spotty yet ingratiating working-class farce that suggests a Mike Leigh movie with opera buffa tendencies.
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63

Chicago Tribune

By Loren King
Meadows clearly has a flair for working with actors and for depicting the rough-and-tumble of ordinary provincial lives. If he could go...
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50

Miami Herald

By Connie Ogle
Midlands finds some measure of success in its use of regular, real-looking people -- as opposed to the oddly glamorous characters who turn...
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40

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
The complications are predictable, as is the resolution; what keeps the film from sinking into its own inconsequentiality is the...
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38

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
After 45 minutes of incomparable boredom, the movie gets slightly better when it stops reaching for cheap yuks and lets the actors do what...
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Rated R | For language