Keeping Mum
Keeping Mum (2006)

Reverend Walter Goodfellow, a bumbling town vicar, lives with his wife Gloria and his two children (Holly who has a new boyfriend every week and Petey who is the whipping boy for the school bullies) in the small English town of Little… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: February 20, 2007
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Critic Score: 56% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The stellar cast, including Kristin Scott Thomas and Dame Maggie Smith, is certainly an asset, but this black comedy is too uneven.

Randy Cordova
Arizona Republic

A dark comedy that isn't dark or particularly funny, Keeping Mum ends up being an exercise in heavy-handed whimsy.

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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post

Bracket out the ethical concerns of making merry as the body count mysteriously rises and Keeping Mum is an endearing hoot.

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Simon Weaving
Screenwize

Don't expect Rowan Atkinson in full Bean or Blackadder flight: this is much more delicate Country Life comeuppance at the hands of a deliciously dark fairy godmother.

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

A meek little diversion, nothing more.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

It's probably one of the funniest films to come out of England in years.

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Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

Rowan Atkinson ("Mr. Bean") plays straight-man Reverend Walter Goodfellow to Grace Hawkins (acted with keen wit by Maggie Smith) his genteel serial-killer housekeeper in this delicious British black comedy.

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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News

A modest comedy that wants to be both dark and reassuring at the same time.

Connie Ogle
Miami Herald

Cheerfully black-hearted and unfailingly amusing.

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Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central

An insufferable British dark comedy in the tradition of other happy-horseshit classics

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Dean McKenna
Highly entertaining, good British black comedy. Rowan Atkinson, Maggie Smith, Kirstin Scott Thomas and the rest of the cast are perfect. This is the most… More
Film Crazy
i love this movie, i find it so funny and its the best british comedy of the year!! i love the cast and i love the story its thoroughly entertaining!! Maggie… More
Red Lats
British black comedy. Funny seeing Rowan Atkinson in a non-Mr. Bean character. I watched this film a second time and quite enjoyed it. I don't know if I… More
Anthony Lawrie
I liked this film although I'm not sure it knows what it wants to be. It's both predictable and unpredictable and more dark than it is funny. Maybe I… More
Jens S.
This dark humored British comedy about a murdering, kind hearted housekeeper lady lives off its really convincing cast. Especially Patrick Swayze as sleazy golf… More