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Colin Briggs is a man who has given up on life. Nearing the end of a long sentence for murder, Colin is transferred to Edgefield, a minimum-security prison in the Cotswolds. Once there, Colin meets Fergus Wilks, an eccentric "lifer" who gives Colin an unwanted packet of seeds as a Christmas present. He begrudgingly plants the seeds in Edgefield's hard, infertile soil and, much to both men's surprise; the seeds flourish along with the two men's friendship. Impressed by the sight of the blooming flowers, the prison Governor commissions Colin, Fergus and three other inmates… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 46%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"As synthetic as a rubber rose."
‑ Dave Kehr, New York Times
"Pleasant, mildly uplifting entertainment."
‑ Connie Ogle, Miami Herald
"Lacks dramatic credibility despite being a true story."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Greenfingers zips along at an agreeable pace and is full of colorfully engaging characters..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"We've been here before, and on more than one occasion."
‑ Philip Booth, Orlando Weekly
"Can be cute, and even heartwarming at times. But all too often, it's nearly insufferable."
‑ Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel
"Too contrived for its own good and it feels as artificial as a bouquet of plastic pansies."
‑ Gary Dowell, Dallas Morning News
"A irresistível simpatia dos personagens eleva o filme a um outro nível de interesse."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"Greenfingers could have been such a load of garden manure, had it not been for some earthy direction, clever casting and very good writing."
‑ Urban Cinefile Critics, Urban Cinefile
"I was charmed and laughed at spots, but mostly I saw points where the story needed to take a turn to keep me interested."
‑ Karina Montgomery, Cinerina
"It's just too bad the intended charm is applied with a shovel instead of a trowel. Romantic comedy is a delicate flower that can be smothered by too much fertilizer."
‑ Louis B. Parks, Houston Chronicle
"Succeeds in capturing the movement of a soul from hopelessness to humanity."
‑ Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle
"There are many reasons to see GREENFINGERS. . . top of the list of reasons has to be its star, Clive Owen, a toothsome morsel of manflesh . . ."
‑ Andrea Chase, Killer Movie Reviews
""Greenfingers" turns out to be all thumbs."
‑ Ted Murphy,
"For all his good intentions, the film is as drab and colorless as the cinderblock walls of the inmates' rooms."
‑ Jim Lane, Sacramento News & Review
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