Danny Deckchair Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 22, 2010

Pleasant little diversion with some sweet moments.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jason Gorber
Film Scouts
June 21, 2007

A pretty straightforward and competent little film.

Full Review | Original Score: B
David Cornelius
December 20, 2004

The charm of it all wins us over, and while we watch the tired old twists and turns, we smile anyway.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
October 27, 2004

In a sane world, this utterly charming, sweet little fantasy of a movie would boost Rhys Ifans to stardom.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Gregory Weinkauf
New Times
September 24, 2004

One randomly recruited audience member directly behind me -- let's call him the Shouter -- exclaimed, 'That's tight!'

Connie Ogle
Miami Herald
Top Critic
September 17, 2004

The easygoing humor and uplifting messages -- that it's never too late to turn your life around -- are welcome, especially in the September movie doldrums.

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Steve Schneider
Orlando Weekly
September 16, 2004

A sort of children's book for adults.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Vince Koehler
Entertainment Spectrum
September 14, 2004

This is a good one to catch and moves to a feel good ending.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
Top Critic
September 9, 2004

As for the charm factor, I can't think of any screen couple this year with more of such an elusive quality than Ms. Otto and Mr. Ifans.

Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
September 5, 2004

Unlike its main character, it never quite achives lift-off, but it is a pleasant little diversion with some very sweet moments.

| Original Score: B-
M.E. Russell
September 3, 2004

Like Danny, the movie seems up for anything, and that relaxed joie de vivre charms in the movie's second half.

Full Review | Original Score: B
Sean Axmaker
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
September 3, 2004

It's pure romantic fantasy, almost too cute and naively innocent for its own good.

Full Review | Original Score: B
Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Top Critic
September 2, 2004

An entertaining flight of fancy.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Eric D. Snider
August 30, 2004

Generally funny enough to make sitting through its predictable, half-hearted attempts at lesson-learning tolerable.

Full Review | Original Score: B-
Sara Gebhardt
Washington Post
Top Critic
August 27, 2004

A delightful, well-acted illustration of an unhappy person's breakout from his mundane existence.

Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic
August 27, 2004

You'll probably forget Danny Deckchair a few minutes after leaving the theater, but it passes the time well enough while you're there.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
Top Critic
August 27, 2004

What finally prevents Danny Deckchair from floating away completely is Balsmeyer's seemingly sincere admiration for those Trudy dismisses as 'the little people,' rendered here with as much respect as eccentricity.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Mark Wolf
Denver Rocky Mountain News
Top Critic
August 27, 2004

That it never comes close to crashing is testament to a trio of terrific performances.

| Original Score: B
Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
Top Critic
August 27, 2004

A (literally) lighter-than-air story, full of goofs and creeps and fools and silliness, it manages to delight without simpering, make points without lecturing and break hearts and mend them again without turning you weepy.

Paul Sherman
Boston Herald
August 27, 2004

This has a lighter touch than most Hollywood feel-good movies, and a tad more heart.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
David Stratton
Top Critic
March 27, 2009

Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
Top Critic
January 11, 2007

Time Out
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February 9, 2006

AV Club
Top Critic
October 1, 2005

Daniel Mudie Cunningham
November 11, 2004

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Top Critic
September 10, 2004

Boston Phoenix
August 28, 2004

Ebert & Roeper
Top Critic
August 19, 2004

Sydney Morning Herald
August 8, 2003

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