75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
That Sunshine Cleaning was made by women is best revealed in the filmmakers' willingness to let the story breathe on its own terms, without bringing in anything extraneous, unwelcome and exciting.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Kudos to Clifton Collins Jr., who appears as a dispenser of cleaning products and common sense.
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75

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
The director, New Zealander Christine Jeffs ("Sylvia"), loosens the plotting as best she can, letting the interactions breathe. Her work, and the film, is strictly about the performers.
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Dark humor intersperses with poignant moments. Though the conclusion feels forced, the movie works.
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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
This funny and touching movie depends on two can-do actresses to scrub past the biohazard of noxious clichés that threaten to intrude. Adams and Blunt get the job done.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Amy Adams and Emily Blunt are two highly attractive, naturally funny actresses on the cusp of stardom so their pairing here as two lost souls is genius.
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70

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
You'll miss out on some really great stuff if you don't see this surprising movie.
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70

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Though this well-observed, wry drama is determined to be quirky, its most endearing quality, like that of its heroines, is a willingness to wallow in foul moods and come out the other side.
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67

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
This peachcolored comedy about a wacky family who shove their sadness into a bulging closet is being marketed as ''from the producers of Little Miss Sunshine'' All that's missing from the formula is a Volkswagen Microbus.
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63

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
An intelligent, often touching, sometimes pedestrian drama.
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61 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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