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Based on 25 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 50
    San Francisco Chronicle

    Danny Deckchair offers some welcome cinematic comfort food in a summer filled with bloated special-effects movies and bad teen comedies. show more

  • 75
    Mike Clark USA Today

    This handsome movie works thanks to its lack of pretension and an atmosphere somewhat akin to the gentle wackiness of director Bill Forsyth's better works. show more

  • 75
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    Danny Deckchair may be a trifle, but it offers a breezy lift for the dog days of summer. show more

  • 70
    The Hollywood Reporter

    In the warm, sparkling character comedy Danny Deckchair, the Welsh actor (Rhys Ifans) moves to center stage, but it has taken a trip to Australia to get him there. show more

  • 63
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    Sweet-tempered, good-looking, goofy and not too sharp. The movie doesn't make much sense and neither does Danny, played by Welsh heartthrob Rhys Ifans. show more

  • 63
    Connie Ogle Miami Herald

    The most interesting aspect of Danny Deckchair, though, may be that the film is based on the true story. show more

  • 50
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    A splendid movie while its hero is preparing for his flight and actually experiencing it, but it's not nearly as interesting once he descends to earth. show more

  • 50
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    What you might call conditional whimsy, predicated on the audience overlooking so many plot implausibilities that it might get tuckered out from all the charity. show more

  • 50
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    The limp movie seems to be an attempt by an Australian to mimic a bad American romantic comedy, and, unfortunately, he succeeds admirably. show more

  • 50
    Chris Kaltenbach Baltimore Sun

    Meandering, forgettable trifle. show more

  • October 23, 2011 Jane
    Report This User

    Great rromantic comedy.. Addresses the imaginary concept that we can escape all that is rotten in life and re-invent ouself in paradise.

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