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Grow Your Own Reviews

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Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film
June 20, 2007
This derivative drama might have worked quite well as a four-part mini Sunday night series for the BBC. As a film, however, it fails on almost every count.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
June 15, 2007
Hence, while it works as an antidote to the gritty realism of recent British films, Grow Your Own's twee optimism is sometimes a little too much to digest.
Anthony Quinn
Independent (UK)
June 15, 2007
One could wish that this parable of difference and tolerance gladdened the heart, but its effortful comedy has quite the opposite effect. It's just weedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Dan Jolin
Empire Magazine
June 15, 2007
Plenty of over-British Britishness in this predictable drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Peter Bradshaw
June 15, 2007
Well-intentioned, and well-cast, this British movie is nonetheless desperately underpowered.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Derek Malcolm
London Evening Standard
June 15, 2007
Affectionate and heartwarming it will seem to those who enjoy this sort of thing; painfully slow and dramatically inert might be the criticism of doubters.
| Original Score: 2/5

Daily Mail (UK)
June 15, 2007
Director Nimrod Attal manages the setting-up of this situation with some skill, but it's never developed. Nor are any of the characters.
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile
November 20, 2008
It's what could be termed a gentle comedy, this story about immigrants trying to blend into the fabric of rural British society; a routinely pleasant small comedy that explores Britain's immigration issues and relevant enough to touch a nerve anywhere
Sukhdev Sandhu
Daily Telegraph (UK)
June 15, 2007
It's a shame for John Pilger that The War on Democracy, his documentary about how Venezuelan leader Hugo Chávez is a symbol of the growth of people power in Latin America, is being released at a time when Chávez has shut down TV companies that oppose him.
Tom Hawker
Total Film
June 15, 2007
Grow Your Own has about as much edge as a prize melon, but even if the land's been well filled, there's still plenty of fertile soil here. Occasionally melancholy, often funny, this is touching, lyrical home-grown fare.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Leigh Singer
June 15, 2007
A gentle, astute, life-affirming British comedy. Dig in.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Johnny Vaughan
The Sun (UK)
June 15, 2007
This film is more Ground Force than ground-breaking. Watch it on DVD with a nice cup of tea.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Top Critic
Dave Calhoun
Time Out
June 14, 2007
Director Richard Laxton offers nothing to convince that we shouldn't be watching this one-off drama on the box on a Sunday night with one eye closed. More meat and less veg please
David Edwards
Daily Mirror (UK)
June 15, 2007
With its chirpy score, lovable characters and Festival Of Britain flavour, Grow Your Own would have bedded in nicely as a TV movie. On the big screen, it starts to wilt.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matthew Turner
June 19, 2007
Average comedy-drama that's not as moving or as funny as it thinks it is, but remains watchable thanks to strong performances and likeable characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Kevin Maher
Times (UK)
June 15, 2007
The movie seems at times so impressed by its own allegory that it lessens the human drama running beneath it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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