Mrs. Henderson Presents Reviews

Mrs. Henderson Presents


Genre :

Comedy, Drama

Release Date :

December 23, 2005 (Limited)

MPAA Rating :


Director :

Stephen Frears

Starring :

Judi Dench, Christopher Guest, Bob Hoskins, Kelly Reilly, Will Young, Thelma Barlow, Camille O'Sullivan, Natalia Tena, Victoria Hay, Anna Brewster

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  Be the 1st!

9 of 10

“..witty and whimsical crowd pleaser that showcases British musical comedy at its finest..”
by Edward Douglas [Comingsoon]
4 of 5

“..one of the best British films of the year..”
by Joe Utichi [FilmFocus]
2 of 4

“..never becomes terribly compelling...”
by David Nusair [Reel Film Reviews]
3.5 of 4

“..is at times funny, at times poignant, and at times uplifting..”
by James Berardinelli [ReelViews]
3 of 5

“..an enjoyable drama with a witty script, some imaginative musical numbers and superb performances from its cast..”
by Matthew Turner [ViewLondon]
3 of 5

“..a moving tribute to British eccentricity..”
by Shlomo Schwartzberg [Boxoffice Magazine]
4 of 5

“..a feisty tone and prickly characters bring it energetically to life...”
by Rich Cline [Shadows on the Wall]
2.5 of 5

“..a decidedly old fashioned and relatively wholesome piece of entertainment..”
by Daniel Fienberg [Zap2it]
9 of 10
Reviewed by Avril Carruthers [Movie-Vault]
5 of 5
Reviewed by Ida Ibricevic [The Cinema Source]
4.5 of 5
Reviewed by [E! Online]
3 of 5
Reviewed by Adrian Hennigan [BBC Films]
3 of 5
Reviewed by AntBit [Iofilm]
3 of 4
Reviewed by David Edwards [London Daily Mirror]
3 of 5
Reviewed by Brian Orndorf [EFilmCritic]
3 of 5
Reviewed by Owen Gleiberman [Entertainment Weekly]
2.5 of 4
Reviewed by Gary Goldstein [Reel]
2.5 of 4
Reviewed by Gene Seymour [Newsday]
2.5 of 4
Reviewed by Jamie Bernard [New York Daily News]
2 of 4
Reviewed by [Cinema Signals by The Filmiliar Cineaste]
2 of 5
Reviewed by Chris Barsanti [Filmcritic]
1.5 of 4
Reviewed by Ed Gonzalez [Slant Magazine]
1 of 5
Reviewed by Peter Bradshaw [The Guardian]
Reviewed by Philip French [The Observer]
Reviewed by Michael Rechtshaffen [The Hollywood Reporter]

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