Blow Dry (2001)

Blow Dry



Critic Consensus: Heartwarming, but over-the-top and too formulaic.

Movie Info

Two beauty salons in the small English town of Keighley are locked in a heated rivalry over the National Hairdressing Championships. Local hairdresser Phil was once the golden boy of the competition until his wife and model Shelly left him and their son Brian to set up shop with her lover Sandra. Retired from the scene, Phil wants nothing to do with all the excitement surrounding the beautiful and stylish crowd that has flocked to the town. However, as the preparations for the big event begin to … More

Rating: R (for some language and brief nudity)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Simon Beaufoy
In Theaters:
On DVD: Aug 14, 2001
Miramax Films - Official Site


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Critic Reviews for Blow Dry

All Critics (79) | Top Critics (26)

The script by Simon Beaufoy of The Full Monty fame is far more soapy than bubbly as it concentrates on extended family entanglements and allows its comic potential to be bleached out by a ponderous mawkish streak.

Full Review… | March 9, 2001
USA Today
Top Critic

Blow Dry seems both overplotted and underimagined.

Full Review… | March 9, 2001
New York Times
Top Critic

Blow Dry is enjoyable in a low-key way, but it's far from an unqualified hit, and lacks the infectious energy of Beaufoy's earlier effort.

Full Review… | March 9, 2001
Top Critic

A tedious comedy.

Full Review… | March 9, 2001
Top Critic

What Blow Dry needs, though, is less connect-the-dots and a little more of the waywardness that Warren Clarke's mayor-turned-emcee manages to wring from his limited assignment.

March 9, 2001
Boston Globe
Top Critic

It's fun.

Full Review… | March 8, 2001
Washington Post
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Blow Dry

an entertaining enough movie, thats funny, enjoyable , and a good enough storyline thats bound to make you love this movie!
the yorkshire accent is kinda annoying but bearable with bill nighy and alan rickaman making the film that much more enjoyable to be honest! a good enough movie that doesnt offer much but still worth the watch, not my favourite alan rickman movie but it'll do!!

Film Crazy

Super Reviewer

..Blows! Great cast, just isn?t very good.

Anthony Lawrie

Super Reviewer

Another one of those movies where I was expecting a comedy based on the previews. It almost made me cry a few times! And Josh Harnett's British accent was kinda terrible, he should stick with drama. It was pretty ridiculous though and a fun movie.

Megan S

Super Reviewer

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