The Dressmaker Reviews

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September 29, 2016
The Dressmaker's twists are best experienced blind, and its treats are modest but genuine.
September 29, 2016
It's a gem with a distinct visual and atmospheric presence, with Moorhouse reclaiming her career in a major way.
September 23, 2016
Taken bite by bite and with a measure of patience, Moorhouse's directorial return is as delightfully chaotic as Tilly's homecoming, a colorful, one-of-a-kind affair that's not afraid to shake things up a bit.
September 23, 2016
Kate Winslet as sexy femme fatale with a wicked pair of shears is a lot of fun. As her mum "Mad" Molly, Judy David triumphs.
September 23, 2016
Irreverent dramedy about revenge deals with abuse.
Top Critic
September 23, 2016
The second Winslet sets her sewing machine on the ground and snarls, "I'm back, you bastards," we're delighted to hear we're in for something fun.
September 23, 2016
Positively explodes with a surfeit of pent-up creative energy that unfortunately doesn't know when to stop.
September 22, 2016
Alternately wildly funny, wildly romantic, wildly satiric, and, at the same time, dark and tragic
September 22, 2016
There are giggles to be had -- especially given the talents of cast members like Winslet, Davis, Hemsworth and Weaving -- but the laughs are not quite plentiful enough to make up for its awkward contrivances.
September 22, 2016
A dressmaker seeking vindication drives this dark dramedy. Kate Winslet delivers an outstanding performance as the determined seamstress. Also in fine form is Hugo Weaving as a quirky, cross-dressing police sergeant. A perfect fit for awards season.
September 22, 2016
Mark The Dressmaker as a taste it takes the full two hours to acquire.
September 22, 2016
The Dressmaker may be a revenge comedy, but it never quite conforms to our expectations of what that should mean. And that seems to be exactly how Moorhouse wants it.
September 22, 2016
Winslet and Davis salvage what they can from the movie - a heroic effort, almost, making it a fun trifle, albeit one with some deadly serious overtones.
September 22, 2016
It might not all flow, but between Winslet and castmate Judy Davis's various spitfire moments and some potent dark turns, there's a fair amount to like.
September 21, 2016
This is Winslet's world. Her grown-up lady curves, her generous features, her unique cocktail of impatience and compassion: They're all as wonderfully incongruous as this swoon of a film.
September 21, 2016
The cast is the only winning ensemble The Dressmaker needs.
September 20, 2016
Part slow-burn mother-daughter drama, part slow-burn suspense thriller, and part slow-burn romance, with a few twists for good measure as the town begins to come apart at the seams.
June 22, 2016
An unclassified film that swings between genres like western, noir, melodrama, dark comedy and inspiring tale. [Full review in Spanish]
June 9, 2016
An atypical film that changes genre, showing versatility and that Australian filmmakers don't care about the conventionality set by Hollywood. [Full review in Spanish]
May 25, 2016
Winslet's performance, as well as Davis', anchors this rambling affair. The story zigs when you expect it to zag, but that is not a bad thing, especially when its characters are so engaging.
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