Brassed Off Reviews

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November 22, 2017
It survives through its never-failing sense of humour and the fact that by its loving depiction of alternative values -- of warmth and community -- to the ones it assaults, you feel it has earned the right to turn attacker.
September 7, 2011
Top Critic
June 24, 2006
Writer/director Herman pulls off a popular, proletarian comedy which might actually appeal to the people it's about.
October 21, 2005
October 14, 2005
An accessible, entertaining package that is at once formulaic and clich-busting.
May 5, 2005
December 18, 2004
Touching story is a good early showcase for McGregor
November 18, 2004
September 19, 2004
fun but overrated
April 17, 2004
October 15, 2002
Brassed Off drives toward an ending that combines bitterness and high spirits, plus a heavy measure of romanticism. Like the movie itself, it's an odd mix with a lusty, lingering appeal.
August 23, 2002
Stirring film about losing your job and reclaiming your soul.
July 30, 2002
June 5, 2002
Like the music it celebrates, "Brassed Off" is in-your-face yet sentimental, rousing yet sad, defiant but full of heart.
July 9, 2001
Pete Postlethwaite's best film this summer!
January 1, 2000
January 1, 2000
January 1, 2000
Director Mark Herman conveys England's controversial mine-pit-closure program in a dark, docudrama style that echoes the gritty realism achieved in the works of Mike Leigh and Ken Loach.
January 1, 2000
The characters are beautifully drawn in this bittersweet melodrama written and directed by Mark Herman.
January 1, 2000
"Brassed Off'' is a sweet film with a lot of anger at its core.
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