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The Full Monty (1997)



Average Rating: 7.5/10
Critic Reviews: 8
Fresh: 8 | Rotten: 0

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Movie Info

Six guys with nothing left to lose try losing their clothing for fun and profit in this international hit comedy. Gaz (Robert Carlyle) and Dave (Mark Addy) are two former steelworkers in the British industrial town of Sheffield who have been devastated by the economic downturn in their community. Gaz is threatened with losing visitation rights with his son if he can't pay his child support, while Dave feels emasculated by his inability to support his wife. One day, Gaz stops by a local pub for a


Musical & Performing Arts, Comedy

Simon Beaufoy

Nov 2, 1999

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

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All Critics (69) | Top Critics (16) | Fresh (42) | Rotten (2) | DVD (17)

Largely sweet and insubstantial, not so much "funny" as it is charming and grin-making.

July 2, 2012 Full Review Source: Antagony & Ecstasy
Antagony & Ecstasy

Who knew male strippers could be so sweet?

January 2, 2011 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media

Leaves the audience smiling and giggling, all the while painting a convincing and touching portrait of the downtrodden in England.

March 8, 2009 Full Review Source:

The premise of this British comedy, out-of-work male strippers, is contrived and calculated, but the film exudes charm and optimism.

December 19, 2007 Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com

When it was first released in 1997, it made quite a name for itself, arguably in large part to the fact of its subject matter. A decade later, the shock factor is gone and what's left is a genuinely funny little film.

September 22, 2007 Full Review Source: Calgary Movies
Calgary Movies

A crowd-pleasing blue-collar comedy, half funny and half sad.

March 3, 2006 Full Review Source: Boulder Weekly

...a sweet, humane bit of entertainment that - unlike formulaic Hollywood movies - doesn't condescend to its audience.

March 31, 2005 Full Review
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

The briskly paced, high-spirited movie is complemented by a funny score that includes the old disco hit You Sexy Thing.

June 25, 2004 Full Review Source: Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)

A única maneira que os protagonistas encontram de recuperar sua dignidade é tirando a roupa. Mas a vida não é repleta dessas peças?

May 31, 2002 Full Review Source: Cinema em Cena
Cinema em Cena

A funny and fetching comedy about the resiliency of the human spirit.

February 28, 2002 Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice
Spirituality and Practice

The only reason it's matinee price instead of full price is that I felt that it all went too well and too American-style easily.

July 9, 2001 Full Review

The Full Monty is feel-good comedy with none of the pejorative hints of innocuous blandness that term so often implies.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle
Austin Chronicle

It all comes off this summer.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source:

A film that tries to mix full-out Brit humor with some deep messages about men trying to get their feelings of self-worth back. Unfortunately, it's oil and water.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source:

Even the full monty as promised, was not delivered.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Comments (3)
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Audience Reviews for The Full Monty

A great working class film, that has depth but also a comedic feel that will leave a giant smile on your face, you will also be moved to dance witht the great soundtrack!
August 3, 2014
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April 11, 2013
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This is a funny film - in part because these guys make the best of a horrible situation - most of Sheffield being thrown out of work when the steelworkers are all laid off.
June 28, 2012

Super Reviewer

The Full Monty is a good little comedy with a great cast. I very enjoyed the film, and thought it was a fine film for what it was. If you're looking for a charming comedy, The Full Monty may not be the masterwork everyone has claimed it to be. However, it is a well acted film with a feel good tone. The cast are very good and there's not one character that you dislike. This is a well directed film, one that really stands out. The film is very good, but I found that the comedic delivery was at times short. I felt that the gags fell flat at times, but in the end the film told a good story. The film has some pretty decent gags going through it, but there's never anything hilarious going on. I felt that the film was good because of the cast, and story, and it has some laughs throughout the film. As far as this film being the greatest British comedy, it's far from it. The film is worth seeing and it manages to be a memorable and must see film. The cast make this film work well enough. The script is well written, and The Full Monty is a smart, but flawed comedy that manages to entertain due to its diverse characters and good cast. This may not be the best comedy that every critic has claimed it to be, but it's still worth watching. Robert Carlyle and company are fun to watch on-screen. This is a well crafted film, and though it has its flaws, it's a must see. Brilliantly acted and directed, The Full Monty is a good spirited flick that is simply charming.
May 18, 2012
Jeff "The Dude" Lebowski

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