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.
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 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.
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.
October 21, 2016
This outback revenge fantasy wrapped in haute couture costumes is a good deal of fun.
October 7, 2016
Moorhouse's willingness to push the envelope and dive into the darkest aspects of the tale with such macabre relish allows the emotions swirling within this maelstrom to resonate all the deeper.
October 6, 2016
The Dressmaker is a fun and at times touching romp through the Outback, as well as a feast for the eyes and ears.
September 30, 2016
Moorhouse gleefully blends laughter and shocks....She works with a scalpel.
September 30, 2016
There's plenty to admire here, especially if your taste is tailored to the unusual.
September 29, 2016
Moorhouse overdoes the quirk factor a tad, and there's a bummer of a development in the last act, but a clever plot and good performances (including Liam Hemsworth and Hugo Weaving) keep us engrossed in all the eccentricity.
September 29, 2016
Something of a mess that moves jarringly from one genre to another, but though it never really comes together, it's also weirdly entertaining.
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