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October 4, 2016
What I loved the most about this movie is its ordinariness. You find yourself rooting for these men in this community. Sure, thematically, it isn't perhaps the most original idea, but boy, it's a charming, thoroughly enjoyable and an appropriate length of a film.
September 21, 2016
Bawdy 'comedy' about a group of unemployed Sheffield steelworkers who turn to a strip routine to raise money.
The aged film provides some amusement to locals spotting locations that since 1997 have changed remarkably.
The film follows other films that seem to revel in the industrial decline of Northern English cities. I'm thinking of Rita, Sue and Bob Too! and Raining Stones.
Some of the cast have gone on to much greater projects over the years.
½ July 17, 2016
Charming and fun, this movie is a good watch. Just saw it again after a long time since I did not remember it. Not too much laughs but enough smiles to keep the pace. Simple is the best way to put it. Shows a realistic, troubled yet uplifting town life of rural England. Give it a try.
April 17, 2016
At its core, The Full Monty is a simple and sweet, though somewhat forgettable, story about the relationship between a man and his son. Robert Carlyle and Mark Addy stand out the most in the cast, managing to flesh out two fairly simple characters. Where this movie falls short is in its narrative. There are several subplots that ultimately go nowhere in an effort to get to the climax and there are some strange character decisions that don't make a lot of sense. But really, this is an emotionally driven movie rather than a logically driven one and that's perfectly fine. Ultimately, while it doesn't exactly stand out in the grand scheme of things, there's enough clever humor and heart to make the film deserving of at least one viewing.

Who'd like it: anyone looking to kill 90 minutes or just want to watch a simple father son story should enjoy this.
April 4, 2016
Witty and full of optimism picture. If you really want something you'll always wend your way to achieve your goal. Just never give up.
February 18, 2016
The British version of Magic Mike only more comical than the serious. The Stripping is better in this film
January 31, 2016
Cracking british film, Crude and rude and very funny.
½ January 28, 2016
If you're looking for cheap, but worthwhile laughs at the expense of the dignified charm of our six last-resort strippers -- Robert Carlyle, Tom Wilkinson, Mark Addy, Steve Huison, Paul Barber, and Hugo Speer -- here it is. It looks far more fun to be a part of than to watch as an audience member, but the audience can still have a good time in rooting for our characters to shed out of the social stigma and let it all loose. It is not a challenging comedy. It's just good.
January 20, 2016
the best British comedy for a very long time
½ October 18, 2015
Classic feel good British comedy! If you're not from the UK, take note of the Northern accents in this film. Set in the fantastic leafy Sheffield, the city of Steel!
September 14, 2015
One of my all time favs ever!
½ June 22, 2015
Charming story, but a little odd to watch with Once Upon a Time's Rumpelstiltskin as the lead stripper LOL.
½ May 3, 2015
For a movie that's about taking it all off the movie has a bit of a whimsical charm.
April 18, 2015
Feel-good (read: movie for people who don't like thinking)
February 15, 2015
Ever imagined what it would be like to see Tom Wilkinson, Robert Carlyle and Mark Addy in a striptease? No? Didn't think so. But now you don't have to, The Full Monty makes it all to real. In all truthfulness, it isn't such a bad little film even though it contains a hugely anti climactic ending (they build the entire movie to lead up to a single even, "the full monty," only for the camera to capture in a still frame the back end of the main event, full nudity), but even so it's still funny and charming at times.
My main issue is how vastly overrated this film is, managing to snub Boogie Nights with inexplicable Oscar nominations for directing and film, given how abundantly clear it is that Boogie Nights is the far superior porno/sex movie to be released in 1997.
January 17, 2015
Carlyle dancing to You Sexy Thing alone is worth the five stars, but the whole film lives up to a perfect score.
½ December 13, 2014
Love the cast, good movie! :)
½ November 28, 2014
Entretenida comedia con base en un gran drama social
½ October 21, 2014
This is a fun film about 6 working class buddies and their ascent to male stripping. It's just a unique film...first off the guys are very average working class men and 2nd...well they are going for male stripping. The film has a very sweet edge to it, and the cast bonds really well together. They all suffer from money issues in a down economy and have other problems of their own. They decide a unique way to try and make a quick buck. I especially liked Tom Wilkinson in this. There really hasn't ever been a movie like this one.
August 24, 2014
Boldly goes where no movie has gone before and it pays off. I wouldn't expect to enjoy a British film dealing with male strippers, but The Full Monty is surprisingly tasteful and entertaining. (First and only viewing - Summer 2008)
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