Mrs. Henderson Presents Reviews

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January 8, 2020
Dench still has plenty of charisma and a wicked sense of comic timing, but you can't win an Oscar by just being funny, so the third act gives us serious speechifying and forced pathos, smothering what could have been a pleasant little vaudeville romp.
October 16, 2018
Ultimately the film arrives at obligatory moral lessons and a bit of patriotic uplift.
April 16, 2009
Hoskins and Dench share a unique chemistry that pierces the story's heavy-handed construction.
August 2, 2007
Mrs Henderson's irrepressible dominance ensures that all the other characters in her orbit seem static and soulless, not unlike the girls in the theatre's nude tableaux.
April 8, 2007
One of those "prestige" pictures that you can watch with your dear old Mom ... provided your Mom won't be offended by the unclothed young ladies.
November 24, 2006
February 28, 2006
Judi Dench shines but her movie is a little sketchy
February 22, 2006
When exactly did one of cinema's most accomplished actresses turn into one of its most boring?
February 11, 2006
Dench deserves better, and unfortunately it will probably be a long time before she gets another starring role in a movie custom-made for an actress her age.
February 10, 2006
Frears' skimpy plot is only a false front for the nudity, which includes a peek at Hoskins' naughty bits. Dame Judi, to her everlasting credit, keeps her clothes on.
February 4, 2006
Even in its finest hour, still a sad little movie about the guilty thrill of ogling nudity
February 3, 2006
In its desire to counteract the image of the stuck-up Brit, the movie ends up wallowing in its own silliness.
February 3, 2006
Moviegoers who relish the thought of hearing the imperious Dench pronounce various circumstances as 'delicious' or 'intolerable' are most likely to enjoy this film.
February 2, 2006
Although Mrs. Henderson Presents takes a promising running start, only Dench manages to soar on 'show must go on' wings.
January 26, 2006
You might expect more with this cast and the titillating subject matter but it is (like some nudes) less interesting when completely revealed.
January 21, 2006
January 18, 2006
If you squint even a bit, you could swear that Miramax is alive and well.
January 16, 2006
Never a bad movie, its problem is that it doesn't contain a single compelling moment.
January 13, 2006
...gets lost in a series of sentimentalities.
January 12, 2006
Mrs. Henderson Presents begins with zippy animation but cuts immediately to a funeral, and that's exactly how you should expect the movie to go.
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