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Starter for 10 Reviews

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Sam Adams
Los Angeles Times
February 22, 2007
It's a good thing the performances are subtle, since little else about Starter for 10 is. Director Tom Vaughan has a particularly leaden hand with music cues.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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James Berardinelli
February 15, 2007
Starter for 10 is a mildly enjoyable romantic comedy that stays within the safe bounds of the genre's formula.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
March 5, 2007
I liked the actors and the tone, I loved the music here, but throughout the film I had a feeling of cinematic déjà vu.
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
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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Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
February 23, 2007
Starter for Ten follows the formula from one unsurprising and unrealistic anecdote to another.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Shlomo Schwartzberg
Boxoffice Magazine
December 7, 2006
It is uniformly well acted, but the cast deserves better than this prepackaged, artificially preserved concoction.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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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
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
Pete Hammond
February 23, 2007
Terrific fun. A funny, romantic, seriously smart comedy. Do yourself a favor and put this at the top of your must-see list.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
February 22, 2007
A surprisingly agile and delightfully warm romantic comedy, set in the 1980s, with a not-so-hot-for-export title.
Ted Murphy
Murphy's Movie Reviews
July 14, 2007
enjoyable if lightweight entertainment
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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
Chris Barsanti
February 22, 2007
Unusual coming-of-age comedy which manages to locate the occasional bit of funny amidst all the lesson-learning and overcoming of adversity.
| Original Score: 3/5
Katey Rich
Film Journal International
February 6, 2007
[McAvoy] carries lightly what could have been a cliché-ridden clunker and helps create an utterly winning romantic comedy.
Eric D. Snider
March 8, 2007
There's nothing particularly insightful or brilliant about the film, but its charm and good humor take it a long way.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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
Brian Orndorf
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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Kyle Smith
New York Post
February 23, 2007
Shifting the self-deprecating japery of High Fidelity from a record store to a quiz show makes Starter for 10 a sweetly endearing date movie.
| Original Score: 3/4
Cole Smithey
February 19, 2007
For as lighthearted as Starter For 10 seems on the outside, there is plenty of subtle interpretation about how radically social freedoms have changed since the '80s.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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