Dean Spanley (My Talks with Dean Spanley) Reviews

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February 27, 2009
Toa Fraser's sensitive direction of this deceptively challenging and surprisingly satisfying film, keeps the tone perfectly balanced in the manner of perhaps an eccentric English tale with dashes of humour and pathos
February 27, 2009
A wondrous story about cats and dogs, fathers and sons and the elusive bottle of Hungarian Imperial Tokay that brings them all together, Dean Spanley is a rather special
December 12, 2008
This film is so endearing you'll want to pop it in your pocket and carry it round forever.
December 12, 2008
The word offbeat doesnt quite cover it and its a touchslow to begin with but, really, if you dont fancy having your soul crushed byKeanu and co, do check this one out. Funny, warm and sensitive,its got gem written all over it.
December 12, 2008
Wilfully whimsical and determinedly eccentric, this faintly bonkers period tale won't be for everyone. But if you fall for Dean Spanley, you'll fall hard.
December 12, 2008
A charming, unique film, well crafted and boasting some great performances, notably from the spry Peter O'Toole.
December 12, 2008
I can't see too many children taking advantage of the U certificate. The measured performances look stiff and theatrical. A stifling fable with the rhythm of a grandfather clock.
December 12, 2008
This is a charming and eccentric little family comedy for the older generation. It's like a Werther's Original sweet that's for grandpa only.
December 12, 2008
Dean Spanley, adapted from a shaggy-dog tale by Lord Dunsany, is a decidedly odd business, a rummage in mothballed obscurantism for its own sake.
December 12, 2008
While Neill gives a masterclass in subtle eccentricity and Northam and Brown happily play second string, the theatricals are wisely left to legendary virtuoso O'Toole.
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