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Calendar Girls Reviews

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James Berardinelli
December 14, 2003
These women deserve more than Calendar Girls ultimately gives them.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
January 2, 2004
Could Raise the Roof, in which residents of a decrepit Liverpool rest home make their own porn movie to raise cash to repair the ceiling, be far behind?
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Manohla Dargis
Los Angeles Times
December 18, 2003
A paper-thin comic distraction.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
December 1, 2003
Calendar Girls doesn't suffer from the tweeness of the likes of Saving Grace or Waking Ned Devine, but then again, it rarely raises a laugh.
Full Review | Original Score: C
David N. Butterworth
Movie Boeuf
August 30, 2004
'They dropped everything for a good cause' would seem to refer more to the filmmakers than the gutsy, middle-aged women shedding their clothes for a hospital couch.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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John Anderson
December 18, 2003
What Calendar Girls gives us is all a bit too thin for a feature film. Or even jam.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Glenn Lovell
San Jose Mercury News
December 18, 2003
Pat, contrived and entirely predictable.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
December 19, 2003
A featherweight trifle.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
December 19, 2003
There's a terrific comedy buried somewhere here about moral hypocrisy and community panic, but it never fully emerges.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Philip Wuntch
Dallas Morning News
January 2, 2004
Conventional, preachy and, worst of all, predictable.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
March 10, 2007
...uncomfortably familiar and thoroughly predictable...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
February 5, 2004
...proves Andy Warhol's famous dictum, with one added wrinkle: In the future, everyone will be famous for 15 minutes, especially if you take your clothes off.
Martin Scribbs
Mixed Reviews
January 10, 2004
Calendar Girls' last two acts, 'What Chris and Annie Learned in Hollywood,' are nothing more than rote recitation of the perils of fame.
Shawn Levy
January 2, 2004
A classic example of a feature-length film that has just enough material in it for an appealing trailer.
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Lisa Rose
Newark Star-Ledger
December 19, 2003
The humor lacks bite, and the drama is forced.
Eugene Novikov
Film Blather
December 18, 2003
Even as the rest of the movie begins to go south, you can still count on Helen Mirren hitting us with those perfectly sardonic line deliveries.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total
August 31, 2004
Tampoco hay que ponerse demasiado exigente; (...) la película tiene su gracia y cumple con casi todo lo que promete.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
January 5, 2004
Despite the mischievous implications of its title, the film ultimately reaffirms the status quo with all the certitude of an episode of 'Mayberry RFD.'
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine
November 12, 2003
Nigel Cole's feature-length sitcom Calendar Girls reimagines The Full Monty with boobies.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 12, 2003
Places itself in a tradition of films that are fairly easy to make, looks like it's doing a professional job and still ends up failing.
| Original Score: 2/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006
Nik Huggins
Future Movies UK
November 6, 2003
Jennie Kermode
Movie Gurus
November 9, 2011
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
October 18, 2008
Lesley M. Smith
January 9, 2004
Anthony Breznican
San Francisco Examiner
January 16, 2004
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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
September 26, 2005

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October 17, 2003

Boston Phoenix
December 20, 2003
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
January 3, 2004
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
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