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Brassed Off Reviews

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Time Out
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Writer/director Herman pulls off a popular, proletarian comedy which might actually appeal to the people it's about.

Full Review Source: Time Out

June 24, 2006
Michael Dequina

An accessible, entertaining package that is at once formulaic and cliché-busting.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 3/4

October 14, 2005
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

Touching story is a good early showcase for McGregor

| Original Score: 4/5

December 18, 2004
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

fun but overrated

| Original Score: 3/5

September 19, 2004
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer

Brassed Off drives toward an ending that combines bitterness and high spirits, plus a heavy measure of romanticism. Like the movie itself, it's an odd mix with a lusty, lingering appeal.

Full Review Source: Cincinnati Enquirer | Original Score: 3.5/5

October 15, 2002
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Stirring film about losing your job and reclaiming your soul.

Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice

August 23, 2002
Bridget Byrne
Boxoffice Magazine

Like the music it celebrates, "Brassed Off" is in-your-face yet sentimental, rousing yet sad, defiant but full of heart.

Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine

June 5, 2002

Pete Postlethwaite's best film this summer!

Full Review | Original Score: 5

July 9, 2001
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

When it gets serious, "Brassed Off" is maudlin, mediocre and maddening. And, unfortunately, it gets more and more serious as it progresses.

Full Review Source: Deseret News, Salt Lake City

January 1, 2000
Stephen Holden
New York Times
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Shamelessly manipulative and sentimental, but in an agreeably familiar way.

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

January 1, 2000
Rob Blackwelder

At once a tear-jerker and a life-affirming comedy, "Brassed Off" is the best kind of mush.

Full Review Source: SPLICEDWire | Original Score: 3/4

January 1, 2000
Peter Stack
San Francisco Chronicle
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The characters are beautifully drawn in this bittersweet melodrama written and directed by Mark Herman.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

January 1, 2000
Susan Wloszczyna
USA Today
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A shining ensemble cast that hits all the right notes makes Brassed Off toot sweet.

| Original Score: 3/4

January 1, 2000
Russell Smith
Austin Chronicle

In the end ... the undeniable power and emotional richness of this film swing the balance toward the good.

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle | Original Score: 3/5

January 1, 2000
Caroline Westbrook
Empire Magazine

McGregor breathes life into a less-than-interesting role, Fitzgerald shines and Tompkinson is excellent as a man on the brink of cracking up. But Postlethwaite takes top honours ...

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

January 1, 2000
Tom Meek
Boston Phoenix

Director Mark Herman conveys England's controversial mine-pit-closure program in a dark, docudrama style that echoes the gritty realism achieved in the works of Mike Leigh and Ken Loach.

Full Review Source: Boston Phoenix

January 1, 2000
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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"Brassed Off'' is a sweet film with a lot of anger at its core.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3/4

January 1, 2000
Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Examiner

Writer-director Mark Herman seems genuinely moved by the plight of the mining communities, but his attempt to translate those feelings into a story shows the effects of hard labor.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Examiner

January 1, 2000

Entertainment Weekly
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The cast is ardent as all get-out, but the most authentic emotional lift comes from the real-life Grimethorpe Colliery Brass Band, blowing their hearts out.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B-

May 23, 1997
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B-

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