Starter for 10 Reviews

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October 25, 2019
Adhering to every convention of the coming-of-age film in a sneakily alluring way and flirting with cliche without slobbering all over it, this sweet little date-night flick is built to charm everyone's inner 18-year-old.
November 3, 2018
While the love story is predictable, the amusing quiz show storyline and excellent post-new wave soundtrack almost make up for it.
April 18, 2011
...a perfectly watchable (yet far-from-memorable) romantic comedy/coming-of-age story.
November 20, 2008
Pure feel-good romantic nostalgia, whether you lived in 1980's London or not.
August 26, 2008
A sweet, funny nostalgia trip back to the '80s for the anglophile in all of us.
June 25, 2008
Sharp jokes and heady nostalgia ensure it will at least please a wide audience.
April 5, 2008
James McAvoy delivers a star turn as Brian, a kid from the country obsessed with becoming smart.
December 4, 2007
Conventional, slight, but charming.
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 clich.
September 22, 2007
McAvoy carries the picture confidently enough as a leading man, and there is a nice performance from Benedict Cumberbatch.
September 22, 2007
A modest and very British movie.
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.
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.
September 22, 2007
Enjoyably fluffy romantic comedy with a witty script, an 80s-tastic soundtrack and a superb comic performance from James McAvoy.
September 22, 2007
Has a strong story and engaging characters, even if it never really says anything terribly deep or meaningful.
September 22, 2007
Starter For Ten comfortably makes the grade for rib-tickling entertainment.
September 22, 2007
This is a true winner, and the smartest comedy you will see this year.
August 20, 2007
This amiable British romantic comedy further confirms the gifts of star James McAvoy.
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.
July 14, 2007
enjoyable if lightweight entertainment
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