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Mrs. Henderson Presents Review Critics


Dave White Profile

… just so darn cute. Read full review

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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 4.0

    out of 100

    Generally favorable reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 50

    out of 100

    USA Today Mike Clark

    It says something that during a scene in which nude chorines are turned into a fleshy backdrop, you spend as much time looking at your watch as what's on screen.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    This makes for a friendly romp, and also a dull one.

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  • 80

    out of 100

    Wall Street Journal Joe Morgenstern

    One of the wittiest comedies to come our way in a very long time.

  • 80

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Michael Rechtshaffen

    An absolute delight from start to finish.

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  • 88

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune

    A dear film, sentimental and fond, full of beautifully acted British resolve.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

OK for kids 16+

An unexpectedly classy film. Not for kids.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that there is a lot of nudity and profanity in this movie, as well as adult themes. Kids aren't likely to be interested, anyway.

  • Families can talk about nudity and why it's so taboo in many parts of the world. Families can alsp also talk about war and how it can change a person's perspective.

The good stuff
  • message true0

    Messages: Not an issue

What to watch for
  • violence false3

    Violence: Bombing (World War II in London) including the death of a girl not shown on screen.

  • sex false5

    Sex: Nudity, sexual banter, discussion of body parts.

  • language false5

    Language: Non-hateful swearing but pointed use of the words f--k and p---y.

  • consumerism false0

    Consumerism: An old sign for Guinness beer.

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false3

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Some cigarette smoking.