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Starter for 10 Reviews

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Ted Murphy
Murphy's Movie Reviews
July 14, 2007
enjoyable if lightweight entertainment
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
March 22, 2007
Nicholls and director Tom Vaughan eventually flesh out all the potential stereotypes into full-fledged characters,
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle
March 16, 2007
Some nice performances and modest laughs highlight this amiable British comedy about a young man who goes off to Bristol University in the mid-'80s and does what young people naturally do when they go to college.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
March 16, 2007
Written by David Nicholls, adapting his own novel, and directed by Tom Vaughan, a British TV veteran making his feature debut, Starter for 10 clips along smartly.
| Original Score: 3/4
Gary Thompson
Philadelphia Daily News
March 16, 2007
Starter for 10 has a light touch and keeps sentiment mostly at bay.
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
March 16, 2007
Though this cheery romantic comedy from England may be a bit familiar and predictable, the fresh-faced cast makes it appealing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
March 16, 2007
A modest, almost negligible British comedy.
| Original Score: B-
Mary F. Pols
Contra Costa Times
March 16, 2007
Starter for 10 is, in some sense, the same old coming-of-age story, but this telling is particularly witty and warm.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
March 16, 2007
Never surprising but always agreeable, Tom Vaughan's Starter for 10 bops along like a hummable tune.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Sean P. Means
Salt Lake Tribune
March 16, 2007
Starter for 10 lives happily at the intersection of Nick Hornby's novels and John Hughes' '80s-era coming-of-age movies.
| Original Score: 3/4
Brian Orndorf
eFilmCritic.com
March 15, 2007
It's a familiar cookie of laughs and romantic winces, crafted here with a fragrant Hughesian flair that saves the picture from cliché.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
March 9, 2007
The movie's enjoyable but almost wholly canned, coasting on the pleasure of its post-punk soundtrack and the novelty of the quiz-show scenes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Teresa Budasi
Chicago Sun-Times
March 9, 2007
Starter has a mature sensibility and ... [director] Vaughan is able to refrain from obvious characterizations.
Jim Slotek
Jam! Movies
March 9, 2007
The kind of gentle, good-spirited film that could only come from some place far from Sunset Boulevard. Britain will do quite nicely.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
March 9, 2007
Starter for Ten is McAvoy's movie all the way, although he gets splendid support from several fresh faces.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Angela Baldassarre
Sympatico.ca
March 9, 2007
Despite a very familiar premise and the shameless pandering towards the baby boomers still enamoured with post-punk '80s music that overwhelms the soundtrack, Tom Vaughan's "Starter for Ten" has its moments of sweetness and endearment.
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
March 8, 2007
Starter for 10 doesn't really cover new ground but is a showcase for its good looking leads.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Paula Nechak
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
March 8, 2007
The joy is in watching a talented cast make something crisp and fresh out of material that -- though perfectly adequate and enjoyable -- trespasses little into territory that's new or out of the traditionally plotted points of the genre.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
March 8, 2007
James McAvoy may be the most likable British newcomer since Ewan McGregor; his glistening eyes can seduce audiences with their ability to show conflicting emotions.
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
March 8, 2007
Starter for 10 is cute and smart, just like its star triangle, and it's also well-written, acted and directed.
| Original Score: 3/4
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