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A Wink and a Smile Reviews

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Jennifer Merin
About.com

Deirdre Timmons' empowering "A Wink And A Smile" follows ten Seattle women -- a homemaker, doctor, singer, taxidermist, student and others -- as they venture forth to self discovery by learning striptease and integrating the spirit of burlesque into their

Full Review Source: About.com | Original Score: 4/5

June 27, 2009
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
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Elegantly shot...and nicely paced, A Wink and a Smile is most appealing in its depiction of the growing camaraderie of the students.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 3/4

May 14, 2009
Steve Ramos
Boxoffice Magazine

What Wink and a Smile lacks in controversy and provocative material it makes up with pro-women themes and humanistic storytelling.

Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine | Original Score: 3/5

May 1, 2009
Ronnie Scheib
Variety
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Highly entertaining docu A Wink and a Smile provides an eye-opening lesson in the theory and practice of stripping.

Full Review Source: Variety

April 30, 2009
Linnea Covington
New York Press

In Deirdre Allen Timmons' A Wink and a Smile, she delves into the making of a sexy performer by infiltrating Miss Indigo Blue's Academy of Burlesque in Seattle.

Full Review Source: New York Press

April 29, 2009
Kam Williams
NewsBlaze

Hurray to these lovely ladies for summoning up the courage to serve up an evening's worth of genuinely erotic, yet somehow simultaneously wholesome, adult entertainment. But enough is enough. I just pray none of them are tempted to quit their day jobs."

Full Review Source: NewsBlaze | Original Score: 4/4

April 29, 2009
Raven Snook
Time Out New York
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The students, predominantly twentysomething, thinnish white chicks, don't add much to the conversation. Worse, Timmons shortchanges them by failing to show any of the graduating acts in their entirety.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 3/5

September 22, 2011
Stan Hall
Oregonian

These would be fascinating people to interview, but unfortunately the focus instead is on the more mundane concerns of the students, whose graduating performances are puzzlingly shown only in glimpses.

Full Review Source: Oregonian

May 8, 2009
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

The filmmaker's inability to master the form that the film is clearly set up to fulfill, leaves the audience feeling cheated out of a promised warts-and-all payoff.

Full Review Source: ColeSmithey.com | Original Score: C+

May 5, 2009
Kyle Smith
New York Post
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The movie is an excruciating documentary about ordinary women taking a burlesque class in Seattle.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 1/4

May 1, 2009
Nathan Lee
New York Times
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Just as burlesque loses most of its oomph when put on video -- no art is more dependent on the intimacy of live performance -- self-esteem trips are less compelling to hear about than to experience firsthand.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 2/5

May 1, 2009
Daniel Eagan
Hollywood Reporter
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Skin-deep look at students in a Seattle school for stripping.

May 1, 2009
Paul Brenner
Filmcritic.com

self-important

Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com | Original Score: 2.5/5

April 30, 2009
Raven Snook
Time Out Chicago

Timmons shortchanges them by failing to show any of the graduating acts in their entirety. Talk about a strip-tease.

Full Review Source: Time Out Chicago | Original Score: 3/6

April 30, 2009
Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
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A Wink and a Smile struck me as 90 minutes of narcissism with a hyper-feminist slant, and no erotic charge whatsoever.

Full Review Source: New York Observer

April 29, 2009
Michelle Orange
Village Voice
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The tension between wanting to root for these women and ultimately being faced with what you're rooting for goes completely unresolved.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

April 28, 2009
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