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Starter for 10 Reviews

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Nicholls and director Tom Vaughan eventually flesh out all the potential stereotypes into full-fledged characters,

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid | Original Score: 3/4

March 22, 2007
Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle
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Some nice performances and modest laughs highlight this amiable British comedy about a young man who goes off to Bristol University in the mid-'80s and does what young people naturally do when they go to college.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

March 16, 2007
Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
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Written by David Nicholls, adapting his own novel, and directed by Tom Vaughan, a British TV veteran making his feature debut, Starter for 10 clips along smartly.

| Original Score: 3/4

March 16, 2007
Gary Thompson
Philadelphia Daily News

Starter for 10 has a light touch and keeps sentiment mostly at bay.

March 16, 2007
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

Though this cheery romantic comedy from England may be a bit familiar and predictable, the fresh-faced cast makes it appealing.

Full Review Source: Deseret News, Salt Lake City | Original Score: 3/4

March 16, 2007
Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
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A modest, almost negligible British comedy.

| Original Score: B-

March 16, 2007
Mary F. Pols
Contra Costa Times

Starter for 10 is, in some sense, the same old coming-of-age story, but this telling is particularly witty and warm.

Full Review Source: Contra Costa Times | Original Score: 3/4

March 16, 2007
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
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Never surprising but always agreeable, Tom Vaughan's Starter for 10 bops along like a hummable tune.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 3/4

March 16, 2007
Sean Means
Salt Lake Tribune

Starter for 10 lives happily at the intersection of Nick Hornby's novels and John Hughes' '80s-era coming-of-age movies.

| Original Score: 3/4

March 16, 2007
Brian Orndorf
eFilmCritic.com

It's a familiar cookie of laughs and romantic winces, crafted here with a fragrant Hughesian flair that saves the picture from cliché.

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: B

March 15, 2007
Ty Burr
Boston Globe
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The movie's enjoyable but almost wholly canned, coasting on the pleasure of its post-punk soundtrack and the novelty of the quiz-show scenes.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 2.5/4

March 9, 2007
Teresa Budasi
Chicago Sun-Times
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Starter has a mature sensibility and ... [director] Vaughan is able to refrain from obvious characterizations.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times

March 9, 2007
Jim Slotek
Jam! Movies

The kind of gentle, good-spirited film that could only come from some place far from Sunset Boulevard. Britain will do quite nicely.

Full Review Source: Jam! Movies | Original Score: 3.5/5

March 9, 2007
Peter Howell
Toronto Star
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Starter for Ten is McAvoy's movie all the way, although he gets splendid support from several fresh faces.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 2.5/4

March 9, 2007
Angela Baldassarre
Sympatico.ca

Despite a very familiar premise and the shameless pandering towards the baby boomers still enamoured with post-punk '80s music that overwhelms the soundtrack, Tom Vaughan's "Starter for Ten" has its moments of sweetness and endearment.

Full Review Source: Sympatico.ca

March 9, 2007
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews

Starter for 10 doesn't really cover new ground but is a showcase for its good looking leads.

Full Review Source: Reeling Reviews | Original Score: C+

March 8, 2007
Paula Nechak
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

The joy is in watching a talented cast make something crisp and fresh out of material that -- though perfectly adequate and enjoyable -- trespasses little into territory that's new or out of the traditionally plotted points of the genre.

Full Review Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer | Original Score: B

March 8, 2007
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
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James McAvoy may be the most likable British newcomer since Ewan McGregor; his glistening eyes can seduce audiences with their ability to show conflicting emotions.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

March 8, 2007
Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
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Starter for 10 is cute and smart, just like its star triangle, and it's also well-written, acted and directed.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 3/4

March 8, 2007
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com

There's nothing particularly insightful or brilliant about the film, but its charm and good humor take it a long way.

Full Review Source: EricDSnider.com | Original Score: B

March 8, 2007
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