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Topsy-Turvy Reviews

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Emanuel Levy

| Original Score: B+

January 20, 2013
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk

Leigh's strict attention to detail and his uncommon method of involving his actors in the creative process of forming the script infuses life into material that could have easily become another stiff, British period production

Full Review Source: Q Network Film Desk | Original Score: 3.5/4

April 6, 2011
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

The sense of a work of art coming to life has rarely been more beautifully or excitingly portrayed. This is a film not to be missed.

Full Review Source: Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC) | Original Score: 5/5

October 30, 2008
Susan Stark
Detroit News
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Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: 4/4

October 18, 2008


Full Review Source: Film4 | Original Score: 5/5

August 13, 2008
Bob Grimm
Sacramento News & Review

A great study on the struggle to create live theater, containing beautiful musical sequences and fantastic portrayals of the musical's creators.

Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review | Original Score: 4/5

August 7, 2008
Deborah Young
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[A] beautifully crafted and lively romp around the 1880s stage world.

Full Review Source: Variety

June 17, 2008
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound

There is not an unrealized or extraneous character in the film, and I can't remember a movie that so completely studies the intricacies of bringing a production to the stage.

Full Review Source: Big Picture Big Sound | Original Score: 4/4

July 14, 2007
Trevor Johnston
Time Out
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Leigh's cast are beyond compare, and the whole bighearted, splendidly droll celebration of the entertainer's lot surely stands among British cinema's one-of-a-kind treasures.

Full Review Source: Time Out

February 9, 2006
Ron Wells
Film Threat

The real magic of this film is in the way most of the characters skillfully navigate their way around each other's sizable but fragile egos.

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 3.5/5

December 6, 2005
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews

Leigh has handcrafted a big production and succeeds, mostly, in entertaining the viewer to the end -- especially for fans of Gilbert and Sullivan.

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

April 9, 2005
Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer

... an enlightening exploration of how artists must sometimes journey into unknown territory before they find inspiration enough to keep from repeating themselves.

Full Review Source: Looking Closer | Original Score: B+

January 15, 2005
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

Criado, em boa parte, através de improvisação (tradição de Leigh), o filme tem várias subtramas que jamais se resolvem - mas é interessante, especialmente ao mostrar os bastidores de um espetáculo em produção.

| Original Score: 4/5

July 25, 2003
Leonard Schwarz
Palo Alto Weekly

Quite simply the best backstage musical ever made, and then some.

| Original Score: 4/4

May 20, 2003
James Rocchi

Tale about "The Mikado" and its creators, Gilbert and Sullivan, provides rich cinema.

Full Review Source: Netflix | Original Score: 5/5

November 7, 2002
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

There are individual scenes that, when looked at by themselves, are knockouts.

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

October 25, 2002
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer

A fine and fancy delight, a movie that shows off British director Mike Leigh's uncanny talent for capturing entire worlds in the smallest details.

Full Review Source: Cincinnati Enquirer | Original Score: 4/4

October 15, 2002
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Leigh is a master at evoking conflicted feelings and recreating in his movies a genuine sense of the complexity and ambiguity of adult experience.

Full Review | Original Score: A

July 31, 2002
Bob Graham
San Francisco Chronicle
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The film is a delight and a surprise, all the more so since Leigh is associated with gritty working-class stories.

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

June 18, 2002
Jay Carr
Boston Globe
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| Original Score: 2.5/4

June 18, 2002

Sight and Sound
June 18, 2012
Susan Granger
October 18, 2008
Jason Anderson
October 18, 2008
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
October 18, 2008

Boston Phoenix
March 24, 2002
Rob Nelson
City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul
January 1, 2000
Ray Pride
January 1, 2000
Sam Adams
Philadelphia City Paper
January 1, 2000

Irish Times

January 1, 2000
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