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Calendar Girls Reviews

January 8, 2004
An innocent comic exercise, fueled more on charm than titillation.
Read More | Original Score: B
January 8, 2004
Amiable enough as a frothy entertainment, with darker overtones rendered with emotional effectiveness.
January 2, 2004
Sentimental and eccentric.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
January 2, 2004
Calendar Girls will make your day.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 2, 2004
A breezy British comedy reminiscent of The Full Monty.
January 2, 2004
Tries to be both funny and touching and and isn't enough of either.
Read More | Original Score: C+
January 2, 2004
Breezes along for a good stretch in easy delight at age-defying liberation.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
January 2, 2004
A refreshing lark, made all the more enjoyable by a cast of fine actors.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 2, 2004
A lovely romp.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
January 2, 2004
Conventional, preachy and, worst of all, predictable.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
January 2, 2004
Cozy and enjoyable.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
December 22, 2003
... good-natured confection, filled with breezy humor and heartfelt relationships ...
December 20, 2003
Unlike the flowers and the women of Yorkshire, Calendar Girls hits its stride early on, and goes to seed well before we can enjoy its full bloom.
December 19, 2003
The never-naughty Calendar Girls is as easy to take as it is because director Nigel Cole avoids the hard sell.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 19, 2003
There's a terrific comedy buried somewhere here about moral hypocrisy and community panic, but it never fully emerges.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
December 19, 2003
A heartwarmer of a story.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
December 19, 2003
A charming movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 19, 2003
Calendar Girls may be boomer-baiting formula, but this ingratiating, big-hearted holiday treat is as British as plum pudding -- and the closest thing on the market to the famous Ealing comedies.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
December 19, 2003
Calendar Girls will leave you with that exuberant smile you wore after The Full Monty.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
December 19, 2003
[Mirren and Walters] have the moxie and art to make you forget -- at least for stretches -- the very wobbly contrivance of the story around them.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 19, 2003
[A] sweet, good-humored comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 19, 2003
A featherweight trifle.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 19, 2003
The humor lacks bite, and the drama is forced.
December 18, 2003
A paper-thin comic distraction.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
December 18, 2003
Pat, contrived and entirely predictable.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
December 18, 2003
Helen Mirren stars in yet another professionally acted and staged wry-crisp comedy about British modesty that gets its laughs, but seems increasingly out of date.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 18, 2003
It reels us in because it is about people who for so long have paid lip service to making a difference that they are profoundly altered when they actually do.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
December 18, 2003
What Calendar Girls gives us is all a bit too thin for a feature film. Or even jam.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
December 18, 2003
Charming and sweet-natured.
December 18, 2003
The real-life calendar girls were actual human beings, and here they're merely comic patsies.
December 18, 2003
It creates a strong sense of a living, breathing community, and you root for its affectionately drawn characters as they experience the giddiness of triumph without forgetting the project's bittersweet inspiration.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
December 16, 2003
A genial lesson in how to both honor and subvert womanly expectations.
December 14, 2003
These women deserve more than Calendar Girls ultimately gives them.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 19, 2003
An engaging, light character comedy, played somewhere between the Ealing tradition and contempo regional comedy.
August 12, 2003
A grown-up comedy that is warm, winning and sexy.