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Topsy-Turvy Reviews

October 18, 2008
Read More | Original Score: 4/4
June 17, 2008
[A] beautifully crafted and lively romp around the 1880s stage world.
February 9, 2006
Leigh's cast are beyond compare, and the whole bighearted, splendidly droll celebration of the entertainer's lot surely stands among British cinema's one-of-a-kind treasures.
July 21, 2005
If you are a Gilbert and Sullivan buff, you will be in heaven. If you are not, the first thing you will need to know is that the film is nearly three hours long.
June 18, 2002
The film is a delight and a surprise, all the more so since Leigh is associated with gritty working-class stories.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
June 18, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 22, 2002
Not your normal period piece, to be sure.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
The year's least likely, most infectious tour de force.
January 1, 2000
A hive of broad, brilliant performances.
January 1, 2000
The performances cut deeper than usual for costume films, and the actors once again seem to literally become who they're playing.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 1, 2000
One of those films that create a mix of erudition, pageantry and delectable acting opportunities, much as Shakespeare in Love did last year.
Read More | Original Score: 4.5/5
January 1, 2000
A consistently delightful, superbly timed, and impeccably staged wedge of British pop history.
January 1, 2000
It is a well crafted and solidly entertaining effort that illustrates how expert filmmakers can expand their ranges while still producing movies that are worth seeing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
A charming, warm, witty movie, funny one minute and moving the next.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 1, 2000
Despite its draining length, it proves to be even better and richer on a second viewing.
January 1, 2000
Leigh's deft hand with actors and sharp eye for character detail are still very much in evidence.
January 1, 2000
One of the year's best films.
Read More | Original Score: 4/4
January 1, 2000
You're likely to be moved to tears.
Full Review | Original Score: A
January 1, 2000
Though the film runs nearly three hours, it gets better as it goes along.
January 1, 2000
There is a sense of real, very Mike Leighish, life in this film that darkens and transforms it. And transfixes us.