"Full of delightful moments that throw into high relief the actors' craft."|
Jay Weissberg VARIETY
"There is nothing like a couple of dames: especially when the ladies in question happen to be the divine Dame Judi Dench and Dame Maggie Smith."
Michael Rechtshaffen HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
"The real star is the music (Joshua Bell’s maturing brilliance is a pleasure in every bar) with its power, to wash away anger, intolerance and sooth unrequited love."
James Wegg JWR
"Luckily for the rather slight story, [Dance] has recruited two of the most effortlessly brilliant grande dames of British film, Judi Dench and Maggie Smith."
Shawn Levy OREGONIAN
"The movie, Charles Dance's directorial debut, does make for a perfectly cosy couple of hours. It's as pleasantly innocuous as a warm afternoon spent rockpooling, and will go down a treat with fans of Enchanted April and Tea With Mussolini."
TELEGRAPH ARTS UK
"Phenomenally acted, exquisitely scored, and ultimately moving."|
Ali Catterall BBC
"It is no more than a warm cup of tea on a chilly afternoon. The reward comes in seeing these two great actresses at work."
Rene Rodriguez MIAMI HERALD
"Stunning acting by the Dames in this drama which, despite its terrible title, has genuinely moving moments."
Kirsten Heysen THE SUNDAY MAIL
"At the very least, it’s more sensitive than more Lucky Charmed productions of its kind like Waking Ned Devine and Calendar Girls"
Ed Gonzalez SLANT MAGAZINE
"Dance's script and direction never leads us to the emotional crescendo to which we aspire; however, Dench and Smith deliver beautifully as expected."
Louise Keller URBANCINEFILE
Dr Francis Mead