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Tamara Drewe Reviews

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Belinda Hazleton
FILMINK (Australia)
February 1, 2011
While beautifully shot, this film never seems to work as its characters are unbelievable and it shifts uneasily between comedy and drama.
Clem Bastow
The Vine
February 1, 2011
As these alternately unpleasant and unfortunate souls churn about in their bucolically-set burlesque, the impression is that director Stephen Frears was out to lunch and instead employed the Scary Movie team to make English Sex Farce Movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Simon Miraudo
January 31, 2011
The film's blustery sexual mishaps and misunderstandings become a bit too cute as the film chugs to its 111th minute; not even a comically violent twist in the final act could resuscitate interest.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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
Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
January 16, 2013
The overripe Arterton is put on glorious display, but... there's little joy and not much romp in this cluttered sex farce.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jeff Meyers
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
November 10, 2010
...just as you get your hopes up that the literary class will be deservedly skewered, they're dashed on the rocks of a screwball romantic comedy that seems so convinced of its high-brow pedigree that it forgets to be funny - or romantic.
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
Top Critic
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
October 21, 2010
Here and there, tentatively, Frears and his design team approximate the pictorial flourishes of the graphic novel. But the ensemble appears to be guessing, much of the time, at a proper performance pitch.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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
Fernando F. Croce
Slant Magazine
September 13, 2010
A textbook example of a polished camera trying to camouflage a hollow center.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
October 22, 2010
Tamara Drewe feels like the work of a director who tossed a bunch of darts at a board, hoping some of them would stick. None do.
| Original Score: 1/4
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
October 7, 2010
Modernizes its source material in only superficial, ho-hum ways.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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
Peter Galvin
February 3, 2011
The characters are silly, self-centred and mindless in their pursuit of satisfaction and, of course, that's absolutely forgivable since it's all too human. But Frears seems to want to 'say something' about modern sexuality in an age of cyber bullying.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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
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
Marc Fennell
Triple J
March 1, 2011
Starts with great wit and then dissipates into a hazy episodic mess
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Leigh Paatsch
Herald Sun (Australia)
February 3, 2011
Stephen Frears drapes Tamara Drewe over the screen like a patchwork quilt of half-finished comic sketches and pointless sub-plots.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Allan Hunter
Daily Express (UK)
September 13, 2010
Critics find this glib Stephen Frears' confection a real rib-tickler but the crude, witless idiocy of it left me stony faced and irritated.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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