Starter for 10 Reviews

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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
There's nothing here we haven't seen done better before.
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
[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
Starter For Ten comfortably makes the grade for rib-tickling entertainment.
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.
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.
March 16, 2007
A modest, almost negligible British comedy.
March 16, 2007
Never surprising but always agreeable, Tom Vaughan's Starter for 10 bops along like a hummable tune.
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.
March 9, 2007
Starter has a mature sensibility and ... [director] Vaughan is able to refrain from obvious characterizations.
March 9, 2007
Starter for Ten is McAvoy's movie all the way, although he gets splendid support from several fresh faces.
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.
March 8, 2007
Starter for 10 is cute and smart, just like its star triangle, and it's also well-written, acted and directed.
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 dj vu.
February 23, 2007
Starter for Ten, an amiable, nostalgic British comedy from the director Tom Vaughan, tackles a lofty subject -- the allure of knowledge -- with down-to-earth charm.
February 23, 2007
Don't mind the featherweight plot. A cheeky comedy with sex and smarts earns a passing grade.
February 23, 2007
Explores dark themes without taking itself too seriously, offering wit to offset the angst.
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.
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