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Based on 30 Reviews
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  • 75
    Bob Graham San Francisco Chronicle

    If this is an example of Australian live-and-let- live, it is very likable. show more

  • 88
    Mike Clark USA Today

    Sexy, snotty, vulnerable and above all contentious, she's (Winslet) the catalyst in a movie that creates more man-woman electricity than any other movie this year. show more

  • 63
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    Either Campion is the most inspirational director of performers or Winslet the most carnal. show more

  • 75
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    Winslet and Keitel are brilliant as cult member & deprogrammer. show more

  • 88
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    As much fun as anything director/co-writer Jane Campion has ever filmed. Holy Smoke lets it all hang out. show more

  • 75
    Wesley Morris San Francisco Examiner

    By its hilarious, grotesquely over-the-top climax, Holy Smoke is ideologically, metaphorically out of control, as if it has risen from the '70s ashes. show more

  • 75
    Ann Hornaday Baltimore Sun

    A quirky and satisfying love story. show more

  • 63
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    A smaller picture like this, shot out of the mainstream, has a better chance of being quirky and original. And quirky it is, even if not successful. show more

  • 63
    Curtis Morgan Miami Herald

    In a movie packed with broad humor, the best jokes are so small they're easy to overlook. show more

  • 63
    Jay Carr Boston Globe

    In the end, Holy Smoke crashes and burns. show more

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