Men with Brooms Reviews

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March 24, 2020
The filmmakers have great fun mixing and matching the game's metaphors. With such gags as a sweat lodge of hot curling rocks, they send up and glorify its rituals all at once.
May 22, 2016
Think The Full Monty on ice: Canada's most famous TV Mountie Paul Gross (Due South) puts tongue firmly in cheek as he applies the old underdog sports team formula to that great Northern obsession: curling.
July 7, 2010
On one hand, it's a Canadian movie about curling, so points for originality and cultural pride... On the other hand, almost all of those points for originality come back off, because... we can see it all coming from the opening scenes. I mean, everything.
December 30, 2006
Serving as director, writer and lead, Paul Gross -- who enjoyed brief fame in the TV Mountie show Due South -- imbues his film with that series' same languid Canadian charm.
December 6, 2005
While curling enthusiasts may be delighted to see their little-known sport featured in a film, actor-director Paul Gross never manages to make it seem interesting to newcomers.
July 21, 2005
December 8, 2002
The plot of the comeback curlers isn't very interesting actually, but what I like about Men With Brooms and what is kind of special is how the film knows what's unique and quirky about Canadians.
October 22, 2002
Not completely loveable -- but what underdog movie since The Bad News Bears has been? -- but certainly hard to hate.
September 26, 2002
Call this The Full Monty on ice, the underdog sports team formula redux.
September 26, 2002
Scores a few points for doing what it does with a dedicated and good-hearted professionalism.
September 20, 2002
It makes you believe the cast and crew thoroughly enjoyed themselves and believed in their small-budget film.
September 20, 2002
This is a winning ensemble comedy that shows Canadians can put gentle laughs and equally gentle sentiments on the button, just as easily as their counterparts anywhere else in the world.
September 20, 2002
September 9, 2002
April 21, 2002
Curling may be a unique sport but Men with Brooms is distinctly ordinary.
March 26, 2002
Someday, a creative filmmaker may make an involving movie on the unique sport of curling. Men With Brooms, however, is not that movie.
March 19, 2002
This isn't exactly profound cinema, but it's good-natured and sometimes quite funny.
March 18, 2002
While much of the cast has charm -- especially Allodi and Nolden -- the performers are sunk by the film's primitive approach to the mechanics of comedy.
March 14, 2002
March 14, 2002
A perplexing example of promise unfulfilled, despite many charming moments.
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