Tea With the Dames (Nothing Like a Dame) Reviews

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May 24, 2019
As splendid as whisky in a teacup.
May 11, 2019
The film also makes points - sometimes subtle, sometimes very frank - about the ways in which women, especially older women, are overlooked and underestimated.
March 1, 2019
Eileen Atkins, Judi Dench, Joan Plowright and Maggie Smith chat about their lives, their experience in theatre, TV, film and the memories from when they were ingenues to their present golden years.
February 20, 2019
No one goes to a movie like this in order to bask in its visual opulence. No, they go to see four legends dish about their professional and personal lives and in that respect, it is undeniably entertaining.
January 11, 2019
The real meat of the film is how respectfully it portrays their insane level of talent and knowledge and how refreshingly realistic it is in how it portrays their advanced age.
January 2, 2019
The premise sounds like a bit of a snore. Four octogenarians get together at a quiet country estate. They have tea in the garden, then go into the house when it starts raining. The end. There's very little action. But there's plenty of drama.
December 26, 2018
This is for you if you enjoy gorgeous homes, crisp accents, and great pashminas during moments where Judi Dench has a reason to call herself a "menopausal dwarf" in the context of being cast to play a legendary beauty.
December 26, 2018
Do you need a life pick-me-up? The dames are here for you.
December 26, 2018
Candid, insightful and unpredictable, Dame Eileen Atkins, Dame Judi Dench, Dame Joan Plowright and Dame Maggie Smith are not only acting legends but also great friends. And a treat to hang out with.
Top Critic
December 26, 2018
A delightful, delicate, delicious crustless-finger-sandwich of a film...
December 13, 2018
Tea With the Dames peters out as a conversation, given there's no real beginning, middle or end to the film. It's a privilege, however, to have been given a tableside seat to listen to this foursome reminisce and ruminate for an hour and a half.
December 6, 2018
Their actual outsized personalities do not disappoint in this lively and intimate doc.
December 1, 2018
It's not going to be a blockbuster and won't engage the majority of moviegoers, but for those it does, it's priceless.
November 30, 2018
Gathered outdoors in Dame Joan's garden for a bit of a gossip and a stroll down memory lane, they entertain each other and the crew as well as us, then the rains come, driving them inside for a wee bit more. Here's a good one.
November 30, 2018
We're offered the precious illusion that we're close enough with four pillars of English theatre that they're chatting to us about their memories and feelings; that we get to see them as people and as friends.
November 29, 2018
It's an intimate and unpretentious opportunity to sit down with a quartet of incredible talents outside of standard, static talk show settings.
November 28, 2018
Hard to imagine a lovelier fly-on-the-wall experience, a wickedly-hilarious piece of oral stage history with a glimpse of the chemistry that bonds these four women, friends since they were barely more than precocious schoolgirls.
November 28, 2018
Too much time is given to the legends complaining about the rigors of filming this documentary, but it's ultimately big fun having tea with these Dames.
November 23, 2018
We're treated to the illusion of intimacy and some witty rapport (mostly by Maggie Smith), but one leaves the theatre thinking the movie only scratched the surface.
November 8, 2018
When the visit ends, one is grateful simply to have been in their esteemed company.
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