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Keeping Mum Reviews

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October 26, 2006
The always fabulous Maggie Smith lends her martini-dry line readings to this fresh take on an Arsenic and Old Lace theme ...
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: 3/4
October 20, 2006
A meek little diversion, nothing more.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
October 20, 2006
It might work as a parody of this genre if it weren't played just like another formulaic retread.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 18, 2006
Mary Poppins commits murder most foul in this slight but worthwhile comedy that proudly displays its droll British humor at every turn.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 15, 2006
There are enjoyable nuggets throughout Mum, but they're sporadic, and in the end the movie is no keeper.
Full Review | Original Score: C
October 15, 2006
The fine line between eccentricity and outright dopiness is skirted with British aplomb in Keeping Mum, a comedy that revives the ghoulish tradition of the Ealing Studios' heyday, with Maggie Smith standing in for Alec Guinness in, say, The Ladykillers.
October 13, 2006
It's nothing more than a tolerably amiable diversion.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
October 13, 2006
There's only so much even the best actors can do with a sloppy script, and Keeping Mum can't get over its lack of focus.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 13, 2006
A modest comedy that wants to be both dark and reassuring at the same time.
Read More | Original Score: C+
October 13, 2006
Bracket out the ethical concerns of making merry as the body count mysteriously rises and Keeping Mum is an endearing hoot.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
October 12, 2006
Smith is too good for this.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 9, 2006
It's probably one of the funniest films to come out of England in years.
October 7, 2006
This would be a fun little film to watch during afternoon tea.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
October 7, 2006
Maggie Smith is like Mary Poppins...with a meat ax. Serial Grandmom strikes again.
October 7, 2006
Slickness can turn anything into formula - even eccentricity, in the case of the handsome and entirely unfunny British farce Keeping Mum.
Full Review | Original Score: D
October 5, 2006
Cheerfully black-hearted and unfailingly amusing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 5, 2006
Maggie Smith can accomplish more in two seconds than most actors can in two hours.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
October 5, 2006
Its downfall in the end is that the film offers more quirkiness than charm, but that quirkiness does have its appeal.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
October 5, 2006
Smith is an absolute delight, exuding grandmotherly warmth even as she's picking her next target.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
September 30, 2006
Keeping Mum isn't a great film, but it's a right pleasant one, sometimes downright funny.
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