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Blow Dry Reviews

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March 9, 2001
Blow Dry is enjoyable in a low-key way, but it's far from an unqualified hit, and lacks the infectious energy of Beaufoy's earlier effort.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 7, 2001
The formula is nakedly apparent, and the woes and crises feel as synthetic as a bad wig.
March 8, 2001
Things ... get hinky as the script struggles to wrap up its numerous tragedies and conflicts this movie is too synthetic to effectively deal with the subplots it introduces.
April 9, 2001
Full Review | Original Score: C-
March 8, 2001
Breathnach plods through it all like a tired, blinkered plowhorse.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 8, 2001
The problem is director Paddy Breathnach can't decide what kind of movie this should be.
March 8, 2001
Blow Dry, the British comedy opening today, has a cast to die for, but that's about all that it has.
August 19, 2001
The material just isn't up to par.
| Original Score: 2/5
March 8, 2001
Its laughs come mostly from tired flamboyancy stereotypes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: C-
March 8, 2001
Another case of when bad scripts happen to good actors.
Read More | Original Score: C-
March 8, 2001
High-spirited but erratic.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
March 8, 2001
Director Paddy Breathnach, who made the criminally underrated I Went Down, struggles to counteract the hackneyed plotting with visual grace. All the actors likewise struggle to rise above the mawkish sentimentality.
March 8, 2001
It's not a good hair day for Blow Dry, in which The Full Monty writer Simon Beaufoy tries to mesh melodrama and camp, but comes up with merely a fraction of the inspiration of his previous international hit.
March 8, 2001
Apparently [the town inhabitants] haven't heard of the healing properties of chocolate or male stripping.
Full Review | Original Score: C
March 9, 2001
Blow Dry seems both overplotted and underimagined.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/5
March 9, 2001
The script by Simon Beaufoy of The Full Monty fame is far more soapy than bubbly as it concentrates on extended family entanglements and allows its comic potential to be bleached out by a ponderous mawkish streak.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 28, 2002
I really don't know who the heck this is supposed to appeal to...
March 8, 2001
The finished product posters may be alluring, and the cut may look promising while it's occurring, but in the end, you probably won't recommend the mediocre results to your friends.
May 20, 2003
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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