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Based on 31 Reviews
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  • 75
    San Francisco Chronicle

    Screenwriter Simon Beaufoy has created full characters as vulnerable in their personal lives as in their work. show more

  • 88
    Susan Wloszczyna USA Today

    Such pure, naked joy is utterly contagious. show more

  • 75
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    Simple, joyful and downright innocent movie. show more

  • 88
    Mark Caro Chicago Tribune

    Takes a premise that seems ripe for broad, vulgar joking and turns it into a sly, even subtle, comedy. show more

  • 88
    G. Allen Johnson San Francisco Examiner

    There isn't a whole lot of fancy subplotting, just a potpourri of funny and engaging characters. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    The director, Peter Cattaneo, takes material that could would be at home in a sex comedy, and gives it gravity because of the desperation of the characters; we glimpse the home life of these men, who have literally been put on the shelf, and we see the wound to their pride. show more

  • 75
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    Peter Cattaneo's comedy has brash and boisterous scenes, but its message about the humiliations of unemployment is serious and insightful, and applies far beyond the English setting of this story. show more

  • 75
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    Originality may be at a premium here, but The Full Monty offers plenty of opportunities for laughter and genial smiles. show more

  • 75
    Rick Groen The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    A laugh and a half, a genial crowd-pleaser. show more

  • 75
    Baltimore Sun

    Ceaselessly amiable, moving whimsically toward an ending that, while predictable, is a rousing, unfettered joy. show more

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