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Cold Comfort Farm Reviews

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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: A
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Malcolm Bradbury's script and John Schlesinger's direction ... between them coarsen, soften and simply lose much of Gibbons' extraordinarily sophisticated, wonderfully funny humour ...
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Emanuel Levy
Variety
June 2, 2006
Schelsinger's masterfully directed eccentric satire is based on Stella Gibbons' 1933 book which spoofs the serious, soul-searching, rural-set stories of writers like D.H. Lawrence and Mary Webb.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
February 14, 2001
What could be more welcome than a classic English comedy, bristling with wit and hilarity and crammed with wonderful eccentrics?
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Mike Clark
USA Today
January 1, 2000
Dickens meets the Beverly Hillbillies.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Thanks to Schlesinger's exacting direction and Malcolm Bradbury's witty, restrained script, these characters are kept more amusing than horribly pitiable.
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Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
"Cold Comfort Farm" may be hysterically funny to regular readers of Hardy, Lawrence, Jane Austen and the Bronte sisters, but it won't ring many bells for the rest of us.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
January 1, 2000
Mr. Schlesinger draws lively performances out of his cast and surprising variety out of the film's secondary sights, which range from a gala soiree to a heap of steaming dung.
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Entertainment Weekly
May 10, 1996
Full Review | Original Score: A