The Full Monty (1997)



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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 … More

Rating: R (For language and some nudity)
Genre: Musical & Performing Arts, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Simon Beaufoy, Simon Beaufor
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 2, 1999
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment


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as Job Club Manager

as Director

as Social Worker

as Repossession Man

as Horse's Mum

as Horse's Sister

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Critic Reviews for The Full Monty

All Critics (69) | Top Critics (16)

It's a familiar show-biz routine but one that's spangled with happy surprises and sharp acting.

January 1, 2000
USA Today
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Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
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Largely sweet and insubstantial, not so much "funny" as it is charming and grin-making.

Full Review… | July 2, 2012
Antagony & Ecstasy

Who knew male strippers could be so sweet?

Full Review… | January 2, 2011
Common Sense Media

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

Full Review… | March 8, 2009

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

Full Review… | December 19, 2007

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!

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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.

Red Lats

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