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Calendar Girls Reviews

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
January 7, 2004
Charming -- if finally somewhat predictable -- little British comedy from director Nigel Cole. Helen Mirren is positively luminous.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
January 5, 2004
Its title characters and tidy setting guarantee a cozy time ... basking in the kind of dear, dotty glow that has permeated such hit Britcoms as The Full Monty .
Full Review | Original Score: B-
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
January 5, 2004
Despite the mischievous implications of its title, the film ultimately reaffirms the status quo with all the certitude of an episode of 'Mayberry RFD.'
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
Annlee Ellingson
January 5, 2004
Director Nigel Cole's success is due largely to his casting Helen Mirren and Julie Walters against type.
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
January 4, 2004
Although Calendar Girls is resolutely pleasant, the movie never really goes much beyond that.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
January 2, 2004
No, this isn't the female version of "The Full Monty." "Calendar Girls" stands on its own as a memorable movie that contains a week's worth of chuckles.
Full Review| Original Score: 3.5/4
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
January 2, 2004
Funny and hopeful but not particularly dramatic.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
January 2, 2004
The movie -- like the calendar -- moves along smoothly.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
Jack Garner
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
January 2, 2004
Though none of the middle-aged women will challenge the Playboy playmates of any month, their spunk and playfulness are undeniable.
Read More | Original Score: 8/10
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
January 2, 2004
Sentimental and eccentric.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
Shawn Levy
January 2, 2004
A classic example of a feature-length film that has just enough material in it for an appealing trailer.
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Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
January 2, 2004
Calendar Girls will make your day.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Meg Jones
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
January 2, 2004
A fun film that celebrates the pluck of a group of women who aren't afraid to bare all for a calendar that most likely hangs in the front of car repair shops and not in the back.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Connie Ogle
Miami Herald
January 2, 2004
A breezy British comedy reminiscent of The Full Monty.
Robert W. Butler
Kansas City Star
January 2, 2004
Dishes just enough laugh-out-loud jokes and female-empowerment moments to divert our attention from its threadbare script.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Eric Harrison
Houston Chronicle
January 2, 2004
Tries to be both funny and touching and and isn't enough of either.
Read More | Original Score: C+
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
January 2, 2004
Breezes along for a good stretch in easy delight at age-defying liberation.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
January 2, 2004
A refreshing lark, made all the more enjoyable by a cast of fine actors.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
January 2, 2004
A lovely romp.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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Philip Wuntch
Dallas Morning News
January 2, 2004
Conventional, preachy and, worst of all, predictable.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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