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Based on 22 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 2 )
  • 50
    Ruthe Stein San Francisco Chronicle

    The problem with this one may be that it just isn't British enough. show more

  • 75
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    A whimsical tale of serial murder in the English countryside, Keeping Mum benefits immensely from the charm and pitch-perfect gravitas of Kristin Scott Thomas. show more

  • 75
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    A giddy black comedy about a homicidal housekeeper in rural England, is a hilarious reminder of that 1944 Frank Capra classic about two old maids whose cellar is cluttered with the bodies of would-be suitors. show more

  • 70
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    Amusing dark English comedy produces its share of chuckles. show more

  • 75
    Connie Ogle Miami Herald

    In Keeping Mum, the writers poke gentle, broad fun at the absurdities of English country life and manners while creating a cozy malevolence that's all the more engaging because it lies so far from reality. We know we mustn't murder our loathsome neighbors. But how much fun it is to imagine that we might. show more

  • 75
    V.A. Musetto New York Post

    Dame Maggie is simply delightful (has she ever been less than wonderful?). show more

  • 75
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    Director and cowriter Niall Johnson's black comedy falters at the end, but until then it manages to wring gentle humor from murder most well bred. show more

  • 63
    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    The movie is another of those harmless and politely made dark comedies that the English seem incapable of doing without. show more

  • 50
    The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Black comedy often asks viewers, in exchange for the hilarity, to suspend their moral objections along with their disbelief...Here, we keep our part of the bargain only to be cheated of our payoff. show more

  • 38
    Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune

    Only the architecturally refined bone structure of Kristin Scott Thomas' face rescues Keeping Mum from full-on tedium. show more

  • February 22, 2009 misspeach60
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  • June 07, 2008 gr8bald1
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    Cute movie. Don't mess with the housekeeper's family!!!!

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