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Tamara Drewe Reviews

December 17, 2010
"Tamara Drewe" is a wickedly smart hybrid of a literary roundelay and a postfeminist manifesto.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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
November 12, 2010
This screen adaptation by director Stephen Frears successfully re-creates the strip's pastoral tone and cheeky humor.
November 4, 2010
The film lacks Frears' usual master touch; it often feels flat and self-conscious, in a way that the book never does.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 4, 2010
While no one would celebrate Tamara Drewe as a great movie, it is a reliable dispenser of visual and erotic pleasures.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 29, 2010
You know where you're going in territory that's actually more Jane Austen than Hardy, but Frears makes the most of the many bumps and twists.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 28, 2010
Caught midway between literary genres, the film lacks the literary sheen of Hardy and the darker comic impulses of Simmonds.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 22, 2010
Erotic comedies are often attempted but rarely realized. Tamara Drewe is proof that sexy and funny need not be mutually exclusive.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
October 22, 2010
Tamara Drewe is one in a million.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 21, 2010
A bucolic romp set in a strikingly picturesque spot in England's Dorset County, it has its moments of charm. But the clever comedy it promises never really materializes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 21, 2010
Go through your mental checklist of what you want in a romantic comedy-drama: novel plotting, characters to care about, witty dialogue, bull's-eye casting, nimble direction, green and pleasant locales, a lack of falling-in-love montages.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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
October 21, 2010
Tamara Drewe is one of those British comedies in which, one way or another, we envy all of the characters -- even, briefly, the one run over by stampeding cows.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
October 14, 2010
Don't let the English accents fool you - the characters are as thin as cartoons.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 14, 2010
Tamara Drewe is a frolic that keeps tripping over its own gorgeous feet.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 14, 2010
There's not even any biting satire on social mores or anything else. The laughs are as broad as the scenery is picturesque. The characters are types but the whole experience is agreeable enough.
October 8, 2010
It does not insult the intelligence of the audience -- on the contrary, it flatters the viewer's sense of sophistication without being at all esoteric or difficult -- and it is refreshingly candid about sex.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 8, 2010
I surrendered midway through to the film, to the wayward torque of its plot and the near-perfect pitch of its acting ensemble.
October 8, 2010
A real old-fashioned crowd-pleaser.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
October 7, 2010
Tamara Drewe makes a strong case for rhinoplasty, and a stronger one for the pleasures of comedy.
October 7, 2010
The whole thing more a vibrant mess than something comically disarming.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
October 7, 2010
While Tamara Drew is enjoyable throughout -- right up to its loony, loony ending -- it's more than a little scattered.
Full Review | Original Score: B
October 6, 2010
It makes a few quirky nods toward artistry, but it's really just a glib concoction.
Full Review | Original Score: C
October 6, 2010
Strikingly picturesque locations and a terrific ensemble cast help this tonally inconsistent adaptation of Posy Simmonds's comic series pass by with relative ease, though it leaves a very peculiar aftertaste.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 5, 2010
As directed by old pro Stephen Frears, the film is an ensemble affair, akin to a weekend-party comedy.
September 8, 2010
The dullness of British mainstream cinema is epitomised by this Stephen Frears -- didn't he used to be an auteur? -- adaptation of Posy Simmonds's gently teasing 2005-2007 Guardian comic strip about rural goings-on.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
July 6, 2010
Bright and amusing comedy about the foibles and loves of writers in bucolic Hardy country.
July 6, 2010
The return of a native-born femme to the rural village she grew up in stirs up dormant longings, resulting in romantic muddle and stampeding cows in amusing social comedy Tamara Drewe.