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Starter for 10 Reviews

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
April 18, 2011
...a perfectly watchable (yet far-from-memorable) romantic comedy/coming-of-age story.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Michael Szymanski
November 20, 2008
Pure feel-good romantic nostalgia, whether you lived in 1980's London or not.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Heather Huntington
August 26, 2008
A sweet, funny nostalgia trip back to the '80s for the anglophile in all of us.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Sam Jordison
June 25, 2008
Sharp jokes and heady nostalgia ensure it will at least please a wide audience.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
April 5, 2008
James McAvoy delivers a star turn as Brian, a kid from the country obsessed with becoming smart.
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
December 4, 2007
Conventional, slight, but charming.
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
September 27, 2007
There is an utter lack of visual energy at every turn, like every single take in the final cut was the last shot on that day of shooting.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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David Fear
Time Out
September 22, 2007
There's nothing here we haven't seen done better before.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/6
Peter Bradshaw
September 22, 2007
McAvoy carries the picture confidently enough as a leading man, and there is a nice performance from Benedict Cumberbatch.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Philip French
Observer (UK)
September 22, 2007
A modest and very British movie.
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Chris Tilly
Time Out
September 22, 2007
This is expertly crafted entertainment that follows all the beats of a traditional romantic comedy, but it's done with such sincerity that it's difficult to begrudge the odd descent into cliché.
Francesca Rudkin
New Zealand Herald
September 22, 2007
It's a well-written, well-acted, witty and cute coming-of-age story with a superb soundtrack that includes the Cure, Wham!, the Smiths, New Order, Tears For Fears, and Echo and the Bunnymen.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Nathan Rabin
AV Club
September 22, 2007
[The film] bears many of the hallmarks of teen comedies, but also boasts virtues not generally associated with the genre, such as wit, class consciousness, multidimensional characters, and a penetrating intelligence.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
September 22, 2007
Has a strong story and engaging characters, even if it never really says anything terribly deep or meaningful.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matthew Turner
September 22, 2007
Enjoyably fluffy romantic comedy with a witty script, an 80s-tastic soundtrack and a superb comic performance from James McAvoy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 22, 2007
Starter For Ten comfortably makes the grade for rib-tickling entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
September 22, 2007
A film whose own wisdom about the world seems principally derived from innumerable coming-of-age tales.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Liz Beardsworth
Empire Magazine
September 22, 2007
This is a true winner, and the smartest comedy you will see this year.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Michael Dequina
August 20, 2007
This amiable British romantic comedy further confirms the gifts of star James McAvoy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
July 20, 2007
Starter for 10 brings a fresh approach to an old formula and the result is a romantic comedy that hits all the right buttons.
Read More | Original Score: 77/100
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