Dumplin' - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Dumplin' Reviews

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February 2, 2019
Brilliantly adapted by Kristen Hahn and directed by Anne Fletcher, Dumplin' will inspire any woman of any age to love who they are despite what society says we should look and act like.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
January 17, 2019
It's a rare moment that I can say a movie is better than the book from which its story sprung.
January 9, 2019
Not as bad as it sounds, as it enables the release of some smart emoting, plenty of sequins and some satisfying homespun humor.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
January 3, 2019
Dumplin' is uplifting without getting preachy and has nailed the idea of self-love better than we've seen on-screen before.
January 3, 2019
If there's anything this film should teach its audience, it's that while you may not always have your act together, there's nothing a little Dolly Pardon and some red shoes can't turn into a fun night.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 2, 2019
A delightful coming-of-age story that's as sassy and willful as the Dolly Parton tunes imbued within it.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
December 27, 2018
Reveling in the warm, sunshiny and unmistakeable boughs of Texas, Dumplin' is effectively a cuddle in a movie, whose core messages about beauty, weight and 'fitting in' - oh-so thankfully - never come off as trite.
December 27, 2018
A smart ending keeps the focus on character and although there isn't very much depth to any of this, there's enough warmth and humour and fabulousness to make for an enjoyable night out.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 23, 2018
This is a sassy, bittersweet rom-com, fostering female camaraderie. It features Dolly Parton songs - but not the country singer herself.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
December 20, 2018
Dumplin' does what it sets out to do, with little thematic flourish but a lot of sequins.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
December 17, 2018
Dumplin' is so important. It doesn't completely avoid some common pitfalls of a book-to-screen adaptation, but is a fun, joyful celebration of female friendship and self-acceptance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 17, 2018
...there's so much willful, joyful uplift in the final scenes, it's hard not to buy into every aphorism re-upped from the classic Dolly playbook.
Full Review | Original Score: B
December 17, 2018
It's a lesson worth learning, and Dumplin' is a film well worth your time. Just make sure you have tissues.
December 17, 2018
Dumplin' will mean a lot to a lot of young women who struggle to see themselves in TV and movies, and this feel-good comedy reminds them that they're beautiful just the way they are...
Full Review | Original Score: B-
December 17, 2018
This is a generous movie, and an unrepentant fantasy at that, so it's hard not to meet it with openheartedness.
December 17, 2018
It's not just about sharing the joys of an old-school heart-warming happy-ever-after; it's a rallying cry that everyone deserves their own story. Is Dumplin' simple and predictable? Sure, but you've still never seen this story quite like this before.
December 17, 2018
While imperfect, Dumplin' asks not only its characters, but its audience to find loving common ground by admitting a simple truth.
December 14, 2018
Cheesy, schmaltzy, weirdly shallow for a film that Is Making A Point, Dumplin' is the worst of the Netflix factory line...and yet, at the same time, it's impossible to dislike it.
December 14, 2018
As a feel-good comedy-drama, its heart is always in the right place.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
December 13, 2018
"Dumplin'" has been so carefully calculated, it's a wonder it plays as warmly and sincerely as it does.
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