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Tamara Drewe Reviews

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Alice Tynan
Concrete Playground
January 31, 2011
Spirited, sexy and stacked with laughs - both light and delightfully dark - Tamara Drewe is a must-see modern day period comedy, with smarts.
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile
January 28, 2011
The great and talented Stephen Frears has somehow taken on a project that isn't really worthy of him
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile
January 28, 2011
Part of the problem is the fact that apart from Evans' Andy, we really don't like the characters
January 26, 2011
Tamara Drewe's general lack of cheesiness manages to make it a fun summer film that doesn't take itself too seriously.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Sarah Boslaugh
December 17, 2010
...looks like the pilot for a television series stretched to almost two hours and provided with a healthy cinematography budget, but not much in the way of a script.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
December 17, 2010
"Tamara Drewe" is a wickedly smart hybrid of a literary roundelay and a postfeminist manifesto.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Clint O'Connor
Cleveland Plain Dealer
December 10, 2010
A bland bed-hopping comedy that never finds its narrative focus.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
December 10, 2010
meandering, slack-key movie based on a graphic novel ... an enjoyably forgettable experience that glides over you like a maddeningly inane Europop song.
Full Review | Original Score: 83/100
Christopher Lloyd
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
December 9, 2010
It succeeds as a comedy of manners and observation, though it errs in presenting us with a wide array of interesting characters, and then selecting the least compelling among them to drive the story.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
William Goss
Orlando Weekly
December 8, 2010
A better Woody Allen movie than Allen's most recent one, Tamara Drewe is a farce in line (if not on par) with Shakespeare's own, as daffy adults fall in and out of love and lust in a bucolic English hamlet.
Steve Persall
Tampa Bay Times
December 8, 2010
The cast is delightful, although Arterton's role is defined by seductive smiles and the rise of her cut-off shorts. Allam and Cooper are standouts, creating hormonally despicable characters getting more of Tamara's attention than they deserve.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Keith Cohen
Entertainment Spectrum
December 4, 2010
This instantly forgettable soap opera strings together infatuations, jealousies and love affairs. Everybody gets in the act of...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
December 3, 2010
Despite her cheeky introduction in short-shorts that might have embarrassed Catherine Bach, Tamara proves to be the most tedious character in her own movie...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Chris Foran
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
December 2, 2010
Always engaging, if disjointed, and dotted with pleasant surprises.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Robert W. Butler
Kansas City Star
December 2, 2010
Diverting but not terribly compelling.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
December 2, 2010
Has the disjointed, episodic feel of a serialized story condensed into a feature film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
November 18, 2010
... as invigorating as a year in the airy, earthy English country.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
November 17, 2010
Observed with keen wit and a wicked sense of humor that's never utterly cruel, since it's impossible not to conclude that Frears can't help but like these absurd characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
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Tom Long
Detroit News
November 12, 2010
There's a whiff of desperation behind the comic romp Tamara Drewe that gives it some unexpected sting.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
November 12, 2010
This screen adaptation by director Stephen Frears successfully re-creates the strip's pastoral tone and cheeky humor.
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