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Danny Deckchair Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 22, 2010
Pleasant little diversion with some sweet moments.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jason Gorber
Film Scouts
June 21, 2007
A pretty straightforward and competent little film.
Full Review | Original Score: B
David Cornelius
December 20, 2004
The charm of it all wins us over, and while we watch the tired old twists and turns, we smile anyway.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
October 27, 2004
In a sane world, this utterly charming, sweet little fantasy of a movie would boost Rhys Ifans to stardom.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Gregory Weinkauf
New Times
September 24, 2004
One randomly recruited audience member directly behind me -- let's call him the Shouter -- exclaimed, 'That's tight!'
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Connie Ogle
Miami Herald
September 17, 2004
The easygoing humor and uplifting messages -- that it's never too late to turn your life around -- are welcome, especially in the September movie doldrums.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Steve Schneider
Orlando Weekly
September 16, 2004
A sort of children's book for adults.
| Original Score: 3/5
Vince Koehler
Entertainment Spectrum
September 14, 2004
This is a good one to catch and moves to a feel good ending.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
September 9, 2004
As for the charm factor, I can't think of any screen couple this year with more of such an elusive quality than Ms. Otto and Mr. Ifans.
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
September 5, 2004
Unlike its main character, it never quite achives lift-off, but it is a pleasant little diversion with some very sweet moments.
| Original Score: B-
M.E. Russell
September 3, 2004
Like Danny, the movie seems up for anything, and that relaxed joie de vivre charms in the movie's second half.
| Original Score: B
Sean Axmaker
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
September 3, 2004
It's pure romantic fantasy, almost too cute and naively innocent for its own good.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
September 2, 2004
An entertaining flight of fancy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Eric D. Snider
August 30, 2004
Generally funny enough to make sitting through its predictable, half-hearted attempts at lesson-learning tolerable.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Sara Gebhardt
Washington Post
August 27, 2004
A delightful, well-acted illustration of an unhappy person's breakout from his mundane existence.
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Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle
August 27, 2004
You'll probably forget Danny Deckchair a few minutes after leaving the theater, but it passes the time well enough while you're there.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
August 27, 2004
What finally prevents Danny Deckchair from floating away completely is Balsmeyer's seemingly sincere admiration for those Trudy dismisses as 'the little people,' rendered here with as much respect as eccentricity.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Mark Wolf
Denver Rocky Mountain News
August 27, 2004
That it never comes close to crashing is testament to a trio of terrific performances.
| Original Score: B
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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
August 27, 2004
A (literally) lighter-than-air story, full of goofs and creeps and fools and silliness, it manages to delight without simpering, make points without lecturing and break hearts and mend them again without turning you weepy.
Paul Sherman
Boston Herald
August 27, 2004
This has a lighter touch than most Hollywood feel-good movies, and a tad more heart.
| Original Score: 3/4
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