Mrs. Henderson Presents Reviews

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May 13, 2009
November 24, 2006
April 1, 2006
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 3, 2006
Though nudity will keep this from being a family film, for those who love the family of the theater, this postcard from its past is worth framing in your heart.
February 3, 2006
If you're attracted to movies whose charms involve recollecting simpler times, Mrs. Henderson will do nicely.
February 3, 2006
The greatest pleasure of Mrs. Henderson Presents is watching two of the grandest British lions taking their talents for a long walk.
February 2, 2006
A lively period piece elevated by a winning pair of leads.
January 21, 2006
January 20, 2006
The role of Mrs. Henderson may not have been written with Judi Dench in mind, but it's hard to imagine who else might slip into the part so effectively.
January 13, 2006
The redoubtable Mrs. Henderson is the sort of character that Dench was born to play: funny, eccentric, cranky and with a spine of all-too-visible steel.
January 13, 2006
It's a variety show of a film with something for everyone if nothing of great consequence.
January 13, 2006
Perfectly enjoyable entertainment for anyone who can abide showbiz sentimentality.
January 13, 2006
Frears gives us a sweet, old-fashioned study of time and place and one unsinkable woman.
January 12, 2006
Humor and warmth abound.
January 12, 2006
Me, I prefer my candy bittersweet. But purring Dench and sparring Hoskins are agreeable company.
January 12, 2006
It's an amusing and well-meaning celebration of the stiff-upper-lips that got Britain through the Blitz. And the lead acting couldn't be more nimble.
January 12, 2006
A dear film, sentimental and fond, full of beautifully acted British resolve.
January 12, 2006
Dench's Oscar-worthy performance is a delight. She turns Mrs. Henderson into a cross between the stereotypical little old lady and a hurricane. As Guest's character discovers, you've got to love her even as she's steamrolling you.
January 12, 2006
Mrs. Henderson Presents is not great cinema, and neither was the Windmill great theater, but they both put on a good show.
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