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Ladies in Black Reviews

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September 16, 2018
With the book already tending to stay away from anything too deep or juicy in its observations, the provident translation to screen by writer/director Bruce Beresford, further waters it down...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 12, 2018
Producer Sue Milliken noted that the reason this project took so long to get off the ground was that St John's book didn't have enough dramatic material to work for a feature. After seeing the final product, whoever told them that was correct.
September 17, 2018
The characters behave as though they are stuck in some kind of handsome display case. The filmmakers fail to bring them to life.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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.
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 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
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
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 10, 2019
Ladies in Black fits the bill, beautifully.
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
May 29, 2019
It's a film whose cast is utterly sweet and lovely to look at even if the movie feels incredibly thin.
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
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 10, 2018
...not so much a journey to be taken as an experience to luxuriate in...
Full Review | Original Score: 16/20
September 10, 2018
Beresford gives the material the warm, light, heartfelt embrace that it demands - and while the mid-section drags, the end result remains buoyant.
September 24, 2018
Lovely to look at from afar, but boasting extra detail when seen from a closer vantage.
September 19, 2018
Rich performances and richer dresses make up for Ladies In Black's fraying script.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 16, 2018
Bruce Beresford's gets his message across by having us fall in love with these wonderful characters and for that reason, Ladies in Black is of the year's best Australian flicks.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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
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+
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