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Waitress Reviews

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Jeffrey Chen
Window to the Movies
November 25, 2007
Its almost-bedtime-story delivery heightens its design as a parable about finding focus and clarity after enduring much chaos and wading through the mud.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Kam Williams
Sly Fox
November 23, 2007
Adrienne Shelly's promising career was cut short when she was murdered in her Manhattan apartment by an illegal alien. At the time of her death, she was completing this engaging dramedy which she had written, directed and co-starred in as well.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Prairie Miller
NewsBlaze
November 21, 2007
A rare girl homage to sassy, savory and self-effacing Southern women.
Jason Zingale
Bullz-Eye.com
November 17, 2007
It runs a little longer than it needs to, but the final product is just like one of Jenna's pies: light, sweet and with the smallest hint of tartness.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
November 12, 2007
A tender memoir in spite of the caveats that nearly drag this down into made for television hokum...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Sandie Angulo Chen
Common Sense Media
November 1, 2007
Indie tackles tough topics but is as sweet as pie.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Sandra Hall
Sydney Morning Herald
October 26, 2007
The sunniness of its tone is so disarming that it keeps you onside no matter what.
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
October 21, 2007
Impossible relationships are the focus of Waitress, a wonderfully quirky film about pies, lies and happiness
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
September 14, 2007
It is the work of a brilliant humanist.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer
August 22, 2007
The conclusion is satisfying and even a little surprising, as Russell proves a delightful leading lady, and Andy Griffith almost steals the show.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Philip French
Observer (UK)
August 18, 2007
This is a good-natured, whimsical comedy, as American as mom's apple pie, though there are some cloves baked in to temper the sweetness.
Anton Bitel
musicOMH.com
August 10, 2007
no amount of quality service can cover up a slice of life that has been so overbaked.
Derek Malcolm
London Evening Standard
August 10, 2007
The pies themselves, produced in all the colours of a rainbow - look disgustingly plastic.
| Original Score: 3/5
Leigh Singer
thelondonpaper
August 10, 2007
As Shelly's unintended epitaph, it's a warm-hearted charmer, filled with hope, served with love.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times
August 10, 2007
You need a hard stomach sometimes in American romcoms. Equally, though, you'd need a hard heart not to love the good humour, good intentions and grace-of-style of Adrienne Shelly's farewell film.
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
August 10, 2007
You've heard of My Big Fat Greek Wedding. This is My Big Thin White Abusive Marriage.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5

The Sun (UK)
August 10, 2007
If you enjoy kooky romantic comedies, go see Waitress.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
James Christopher
Times (UK)
August 10, 2007
Despite the fairy-tale manipulation, it's hard not to be moved.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

Daily Mirror (UK)
August 10, 2007
Waitress is going to appeal more to women than men, with most of the blokes portrayed as a bit useless.
Jim Hall
Film4
August 10, 2007
Sweet-tasting without being too sickly, though at 104 minutes, a smaller portion might have gone down better.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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