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Based on 36 Reviews
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  • 63
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    The subplot involving a tragic romance between a soldier and one of the living statues (the lovely Kelly Reilly) is hell on the humor and on a movie that stays content to do the trite thing. show more

  • 75
    Ruthe Stein San Francisco Chronicle

    Has an old-fashioned feel, as if it had been made in the period of its setting. I mean this as a compliment. show more

  • 50
    Mike Clark USA Today

    It says something that during a scene in which nude chorines are turned into a fleshy backdrop, you spend as much time looking at your watch as what's on screen. show more

  • 80
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    One of the wittiest comedies to come our way in a very long time. show more

  • 63
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    In its juxtaposition of voluptuous nudity with the horrors of war, in its evocation of idealized beauty draped like gods and goddesses of Grecian art, the film invokes classical ideas about how the life force asserts itself most aggressively in the face of death. show more

  • 63
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    This genteel confection skews toward older audiences - those who go for "Calendar Girls," "Ladies in Lavender" and "Mrs. Brown." show more

  • 80
    Michael Rechtshaffen The Hollywood Reporter

    An absolute delight from start to finish. show more

  • 88
    Chicago Tribune

    A dear film, sentimental and fond, full of beautifully acted British resolve. show more

  • 88
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    Constantly battling, Hoskins and Dench have terrific chemistry together. show more

  • 88
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    It offers a feel-good experience, but without the heavy dose of schmaltz that often accompanies such a production. show more

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