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Tea With the Dames (Nothing Like a Dame) Reviews

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November 22, 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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
October 29, 2018
"Tea with the Dames" is hardly a groundbreaking documentary to watch. However, for fans of the craft of acting and of these legends, it's a can't miss.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 17, 2018
Tea with the Dames is absolutely charming and surprisingly emotional. As viewers are welcomed into the garden of Plowright's home, they will find a respite from the world...
Full Review | Original Score: B+
September 26, 2018
Tea With The Dames is a truly wonderful way to spend an afternoon. An afternoon with these British treasures is an afternoon well spent.
November 6, 2018
Tea With The Dames is an excellent introduction to the careers of these 4 women, but unfortunately it isn't able to devote the time necessary to give a full picture of its subjects lives and contributions to the world of film and theater.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
October 19, 2018
Maggie Smith, wow is she hilarious! If anything, you'll wonder how she hasn't been given more comedic roles.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
September 20, 2018
'Tea with the Dames' is an enjoyablylighthearted trip down memory lane between longtime friends, who give you enough sips of their lives to quench your thirst.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 97/100
September 24, 2018
Although they touch upon their fear of loneliness, Tea With The Dames is bright because of the greatness of their camaraderie.
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.
September 20, 2018
Talky doc fun for fans but unlikely to hold teen interest.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
September 19, 2018
While no one actually drinks any tea in director Roger Michell's film, the women profiled metaphorically spill the tea on their co-stars, each other and the industry at large.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
September 26, 2018
Tea with the Dames is one of the most delightful documentaries to come along in a period that has been full of wonderful documentaries.
October 24, 2018
These four great ladies of stage, screen, and television, and longtime friends in real life, get together for an afternoon of tea and conversation -- always, trenchant, often hilarious.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
November 7, 2018
Utterly delicious, this tea with Champagne with the Dames.
September 21, 2018
At a scant 83 minutes, the film's most egregious sin is that there isn't more of it. Roger Mitchell could easily have made a full-length series out of this wistful gossip sesh amongst a quartet of lifelong friends who just so happen to be living legends.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
September 24, 2018
Dench tells a biting story of being ignored and treated like a feeble ghost...
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
October 1, 2018
It is intimate, a little salty, and most entertaining.
June 6, 2018
...the film plays out like you're sitting down for an afternoon cuppa with four of Britain's most talented actresses, listening to their stories and having a good old cackle, like friends do.
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