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: 63% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Justin Chang

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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Peter Calder
New Zealand Herald

Director Moorhouse co-wrote with her husband P.J. Hogan, the brains behind the lean, sleek Muriel's Wedding, but this effort seems tone-deaf by comparison.

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Lucía Ros Serra
Blog de cine

The Dressmaker could've been a strange gem if it didn't fail at pretending to be so many other things. [Full review in Spanish]

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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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James Mottram
South China Morning Post

With Myrtle inexplicably running up haute couture outfits for the locals as part of her unclear scheme, the film is as superficial as a catwalk parade.

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Chris Newbould
The National (UAE)

All in all, it's good natured, quirky fun of the kind Australian cinema does so well.

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Isobel Yeap

Often evoking the dark humour of a Beckett play, with its world a relatively plausible representation of an unforgiving and tragic universe.

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Travis Hopson

The cast is the only winning ensemble "The Dressmaker" needs.

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Suso Aira

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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Flixster Audience Score: 71% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
Unclear about what it wants to be, Dressmaker wavers thematically between wronged-youth-returns-to-better-backward-town redemptive or the ever popular… More
Philip Price
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
Ian Walker
This was exceedingly surprising and turned out to be a great film. A typical mother-daughter revenge story that is both bittersweet and funny, often very funny… More