The Dressmaker Reviews

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August 30, 2019
Watching this mostly gentile outing morph rather magically into a subversive revenge comedy left me reeling at first, then laughing very loudly indeed.
June 21, 2019
'The Dressmaker' needs some alterations.
April 17, 2019
What stops The Dressmaker from being a stand out film is the storytelling itself: important facts that would have made for intriguing clues are left to the last minute, costing it that finesse which could have made it great.
April 4, 2019
It continually surprised me and all the performances are so campy and fun that it worked.
February 21, 2019
The Dressmaker is a peculiar little offering from Australia that matches elements of drama with farce.
November 1, 2018
You can't accuse The Dressmaker of putting style over substance because it has both in spades.
August 27, 2018
The Dressmaker wagers that its audience might only get out to see one film in theaters this year, so it should cram all the genres they love into its two-hour runtime.
August 22, 2018
While I wish the story could have been a bit more balanced, "The Dressmaker" boasts great performances by all involved and cashes in on its silly, and occasionally dark, humor.
December 2, 2017
The best thing about The Dressmaker is, of course, Kate Winslet. The plot is over-complicated and includes a wedding, a funeral, an ambitious death count, drugs and alcohol, dueling dressmakers, and a grand finale theatrical extravaganza.
November 13, 2017
Gives ample room for the talents of the wonderful Judy Davis.
October 26, 2017
I loved the idea -- and indeed its stunning visualisation... but that's not enough to sustain a film that is criminally overlong and wastes several opportunities to come to a close. Winslet, however, is fab.
September 20, 2017
Without Kate Winslet's on-screen presence, this small, quirky Australian film is unlikely to gain any traction.
September 11, 2017
When a movie invites you to question its very reason for being, there's something wrong in the design.
March 23, 2017
Is The Dressmaker a comedy? Or a tragedy? It tries to be both, and ends up being neither.
March 15, 2017
The opening is brilliant, the cinematography is pristine, the acting -- especially by Davis and Winslet -- is good across the board.
March 13, 2017
Winslet and Davis are formidable in "The Dressmaker."
March 3, 2017
Actually, it's Hogan's sensibility that is the real star of The Dressmaker. He adapts the Rosalie Ham novel, a neo-feminist soap opera, to salute the indefatigable brotherhood and sisterhood of women and gay men who struggle to find acceptance and love.
February 21, 2017
The Dressmaker is wonderfully complex and funny, with brilliant performances from Winslet and Davis.
January 13, 2017
"The Dressmaker" wraps a pig pen of a town and its porky inhabitants in silk. It tackles the feeling of being cursed by your confines and the toxicity of small town gossip mongering; with beauty, death, romance and hilarity.
November 7, 2016
Imagine Amelie, but starring Clint Eastwood in drag.
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