An unexpectedly classy film. Not for kids.
| Original Score: 4/5
Hoskins and Dench share a unique chemistry that pierces the story's heavy-handed construction.
| Original Score: C+
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.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
There's chemistry and tension aplenty in this bittersweet character study.
| Original Score: 3/4
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.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
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!
The breast movie of the year ...
| Original Score: 3/5
a thoroughly enjoyable film
Una comedia dramática con iguales dosis de picardía y emotividad, sostenida en dos buenas actuaciones de Judi Dench y Bob Hoskins.
| Original Score: 3/5
Mainly an excuse for the entertainment industry to toot its own horn, again.
Judi Dench shines but her movie is a little sketchy
| Original Score: 6/10
A charming piece that entertains without getting heavy, yet dares to make poignant statements when the moment is right.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
When exactly did one of cinema's most accomplished actresses turn into one of its most boring?
| Original Score: 2/4
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.
| Original Score: B-
Dench can say more with just her eyes than many young actresses of today can say with whole pages of dialogue.
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.
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.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
... perfectly pleasant and exceedingly predictable ...
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Even in its finest hour, still a sad little movie about the guilty thrill of ogling nudity
There's no denying it's fun to watch.