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Ladies in Black Reviews

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May 8, 2020
Beresford, who directed Driving Miss Daisy, Crimes of the Heart, and Breaker Morant, movies that portrayed eccentrics inhabiting society's borders, neither sentimentalizes these women's struggles nor makes them paragons of identity politics.
October 10, 2019
Ladies in Black fits the bill, beautifully.
October 1, 2019
I love this film. I absolutely, unabashedly love it... It's a wonderful, pastoral, poetic, melodramatic and oftentimes very funny and touching portrait of 1959 Sydney.
July 6, 2019
Sydney in 1959 is a different world for women altogether, in which men rule their roosts and their significant others aren't likely to question the status quo
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 29, 2019
This story of four women who work at a huge department store in Australia entertains due to Bruce Beresford's direction, the talent of Julia Ormond and the beauty of Rachel Taylor (looking like a young Grace Kelly).
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
May 29, 2019
It's a film whose cast is utterly sweet and lovely to look at even if the movie feels incredibly thin.
May 21, 2019
Despite its drawbacks, Ladies in Black is a fun, charismatic tale executed by a talented ensemble clearly delighting in their roles.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 16, 2019
Corny and old-fashioned, but charming.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 1, 2019
[The film is laced] with a charm and an old-fashioned shamelessness that masks any feelings of predictability one may experience when viewing this sprightly production
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
April 10, 2019
"Ladies in Black" doesn't aim to overwhelm, and it achieves most of the small goals it sets for itself, doing period Australia with interest in character desires and future plans.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
November 4, 2018
As a light, lovely-looking entertainment, Ladies in Black is a superlative chick flick that celebrates femininity and independence as mutually supportive qualities...the film also champions how Australia was built by a rich mix of cultures.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
October 29, 2018
The way every ruffle of a dress or lace embellishment is offered a moment and how audiences can admire the pattern of a gown as much as the acting recalls Jocelyn Moorhouse's The Dressmaker...
Full Review | Original Score: B+
October 26, 2018
It's hardly surprising that Beresford's return to top form has come along in the shape of a movie made in Australia, based on an Australian novel, using top Australian actors and a few well-chosen ring-ins.
October 25, 2018
From the eye-popping colours of the period's fabulous floral dresses to the snapped suspenders and silk petticoats beneath, this is a film above all for women who love fashion.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 24, 2018
Lovely to look at from afar, but boasting extra detail when seen from a closer vantage.
September 24, 2018
While the film feels slightly avoidant of the deeper issues at stake, what remains is a delightfully warm-hearted film that turns a topical minefield into an inviting meadow you'll want to roll around in.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
September 24, 2018
"Ladies" is let down by a screenplay lacking the sharp wit and emotional depth to bring its characters and themes fully to life.
September 22, 2018
Ladies in Black isn't really a plot-driven movie, it's more of a mood, it's about inviting you to spend some time in this lovely, quaint world where it's always sunny.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 21, 2018
While it paints a picture of 1959 Australia that's certainly romanticised, [it] proves so damn charming it doesn't really matter.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
September 20, 2018
This is a deftly assembled and rigorously paced showcase for some truly excellent comic writing and performances.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
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