The Dressmaker Reviews

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September 20, 2016
"The Dressmaker" is only sew-sew.
November 22, 2015
Moorhouse, apparently convinced that viewers can't handle a mature female heroine, has made a movie that feels infinitely more antiquated than Billy Wilder's 1950 film noir.
November 19, 2015
To say that The Dressmaker is sui generis is almost an understatement.
November 19, 2015
Surely Winslet can find better roles than this.
November 19, 2015
What could've been sleek and subtle is loud, garish and unwieldy.
October 28, 2015
All questions of taste and plausibility aside, The Dressmaker is a hoot and a healthy shock to the system. Australian cinema may never be quite the same again.
October 16, 2015
a loud, batty, fancy-frocked, sashed-and-stockinged revenge story pitched somewhere between an outback period piece and a Wile E Coyote cartoon.
September 17, 2015
A hodgepodge of comic melodrama, more panto than pathos.
September 15, 2015
The film is a tonally uneven, genre-shifting hurricane of a thing, wildly careering off the rails and smashing into everything in its view.
September 14, 2015
Moorhouse's adaptation of Rosalie Ham's 2000 novel may lead audiences to expect a primmer, more well-behaved movie based on its title alone, but that doesn't mean it won't have them in stitches.
September 14, 2015
Little here "works" in any traditional sense of that word, but the film boasts enough manic energy and straight-up weirdness to keep you entertained before overstaying its welcome in the final act.
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