• R, 1 hr. 43 min.
  • Drama, Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Stephen Frears
    In Theaters:
    Feb 3, 2006 Wide
    On DVD:
    Apr 18, 2006
  • Weinstein Company

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Mrs. Henderson Presents Reviews

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Maria Llull
Common Sense Media

An unexpectedly classy film. Not for kids.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 4/5

January 2, 2011
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

Hoskins and Dench share a unique chemistry that pierces the story's heavy-handed construction.

Full Review Source: ColeSmithey.com | Original Score: C+

April 16, 2009
Anton Bitel
Eye for Film

Mrs Henderson's irrepressible dominance ensures that all the other characters in her orbit seem static and soulless, not unlike the girls in the theatre's nude tableaux.

Full Review Source: Eye for Film | Original Score: 3.5/5

August 2, 2007
Kam Williams
DallasBlack.com

There's chemistry and tension aplenty in this bittersweet character study.

Full Review Source: DallasBlack.com | Original Score: 3/4

May 20, 2007
Jette Kernion
Cinematical

One of those "prestige" pictures that you can watch with your dear old Mom ... provided your Mom won't be offended by the unclothed young ladies.

Full Review Source: Cinematical | Original Score: 2.5/5

April 8, 2007
Maria Garcia
Film Journal International

Don't expect sex, satire or "upstairs/downstairs" irony, just a good song, a flash of sequins and the possibility of a wartime romance--oh, the joys of nostalgia!

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

March 1, 2007
Michael Clawson
West Valley View

The breast movie of the year ...

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

July 27, 2006
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

a thoroughly enjoyable film

Full Review Source: 7M Pictures | Original Score: 3.5/5

May 10, 2006
Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total

Una comedia dramática con iguales dosis de picardía y emotividad, sostenida en dos buenas actuaciones de Judi Dench y Bob Hoskins.

Full Review Source: Uruguay Total | Original Score: 3/5

April 11, 2006
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

Mainly an excuse for the entertainment industry to toot its own horn, again.

Full Review Source: Laramie Movie Scope | Original Score: C+

March 23, 2006
Jackie K. Cooper
jackiekcooper.com

Judi Dench shines but her movie is a little sketchy

Full Review | Original Score: 6/10

February 28, 2006
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal

A charming piece that entertains without getting heavy, yet dares to make poignant statements when the moment is right.

Full Review Source: Reno Gazette-Journal | Original Score: 3.5/4

February 24, 2006
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

When exactly did one of cinema's most accomplished actresses turn into one of its most boring?

Full Review Source: Creative Loafing | Original Score: 2/4

February 22, 2006
Mark Pfeiffer
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema

Naked ladies may be the enticement, but the main attraction of Mrs. Henderson Presents is Dench and Hoskins squabbling like the old married couple that they aren't.

Full Review Source: Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema | Original Score: B-

February 22, 2006
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs

Dench can say more with just her eyes than many young actresses of today can say with whole pages of dialogue.

Full Review Source: Three Movie Buffs | Original Score: 3.5/4

February 11, 2006
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle

Dench deserves better, and unfortunately it will probably be a long time before she gets another starring role in a movie custom-made for an actress her age.

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

February 11, 2006
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly

Frears' skimpy plot is only a false front for the nudity, which includes a peek at Hoskins' naughty bits. Dame Judi, to her everlasting credit, keeps her clothes on.

Full Review Source: Boulder Weekly | Original Score: 1.5/4

February 10, 2006
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly

... perfectly pleasant and exceedingly predictable ...

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4

February 8, 2006
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit

Even in its finest hour, still a sad little movie about the guilty thrill of ogling nudity

Full Review Source: Movie Habit | Original Score: 2/4

February 4, 2006
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan

There's no denying it's fun to watch.

Full Review Source: San Diego Metropolitan

February 4, 2006
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