The Dressmaker
The Dressmaker (2015)

Based on the best-selling novel by Rosalie Ham, this bittersweet, comedy-drama is set in early 1950s Australia. Tilly Dunnage, a beautiful and talented misfit, after many years working as a dressmaker in exclusive Parisian fashion houses,… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
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Critic Score: 65% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Justin Chang
Variety

Moorhouse's adaptation of Rosalie Ham's 2000 novel may lead audiences to expect a primmer, more well-behaved movie based on its title alone, but that doesn't mean it won't have them in stitches.

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Georgia Morgan
Liverpool Echo

Revenge, mother-daughter bonds and the transformative power of clothes are the threads stitched deftly throughout Jocelyn Moorhouse's quirky Australian comedy drama, which induces tears as much as giggles.

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Mark Kermode
Observer [UK]

Events veer between tragedy and comedy, often within a scene, at times within a single sentence.

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Jon Frosch
Hollywood Reporter

Little here "works" in any traditional sense of that word, but the film boasts enough manic energy and straight-up weirdness to keep you entertained before overstaying its welcome in the final act.

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Charlotte O'Sullivan
This is London

Moorhouse, apparently convinced that viewers can't handle a mature female heroine, has made a movie that feels infinitely more antiquated than Billy Wilder's 1950 film noir.

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Ben Rawson-Jones
Digital Spy

It's a vibrant, dangerous tale of revenge dominated by a stunning, multi-layered performance from Kate Winslet.

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Suso Aira
Sensacine

The Australian style is the one that makes this a comedy of contrasts, of crazy characters and something special. [Full Review in Spanish]

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Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express

You will either find The Dressmaker a hoot or a perplexing bore, like a shaggy dog story that is not nearly as entertaining as the teller seems to think.

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Geoffrey Macnab
Independent

Jocelyn Moorhouse's latest feature is lively and enjoyable enough, and often gorgeous to look at, but undermined by its shifting storytelling styles.

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I watched what could be considered some very strange films at the Toronto International Film Festival, but I don't think any of them were as weird or out… More