Blow Dry
Blow Dry (2001)

Two beauty salons in the small English town of Keighley are locked in a heated rivalry over the National Hairdressing Championships. Local hairdresser Phil was once the golden boy of the competition until his wife and model Shelly left him… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: March 7, 2001
DVD Release Date: August 14, 2001
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Critic Score: 19% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Heartwarming, but over-the-top and too formulaic.

Susan Wloszczyna
USA Today

The script by Simon Beaufoy of The Full Monty fame is far more soapy than bubbly as it concentrates on extended family entanglements and allows its comic potential to be bleached out by a ponderous mawkish streak.

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Paul Tatara

A tedious comedy.

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Emanuel Levy

A large ensemble of talented British actors is wasted in this disappointing comedy by Simon Beaufoy, the scribe of the Full Monty.

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A.O. Scott
New York Times

Blow Dry seems both overplotted and underimagined.

Jay Carr
Boston Globe

What Blow Dry needs, though, is less connect-the-dots and a little more of the waywardness that Warren Clarke's mayor-turned-emcee manages to wring from his limited assignment.

David Noh
Film Journal International

The whole enterprise is awash in a combined farcical obviousness and drippy sentimentality to induce more audience groans than laughs.

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James Berardinelli

Blow Dry is enjoyable in a low-key way, but it's far from an unqualified hit, and lacks the infectious energy of Beaufoy's earlier effort.

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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post

It's fun.

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Brent Simon
Entertainment Today

In the end it may be nothing but hot air, but like a warming gust of conditioned wind after that cold morning shower, Blow Dry feels good (enough).

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Flixster Audience Score: 55% Flixster User Reviews
Film Crazy
an entertaining enough movie, thats funny, enjoyable , and a good enough storyline thats bound to make you love this movie! the yorkshire accent is kinda… More
Megan S
Another one of those movies where I was expecting a comedy based on the previews. It almost made me cry a few times! And Josh Harnett's British accent was… More
Cassandra Maples
So it's a comedy about hairdressing. In truth, the hairdressing provides little more than colour commentary (pun intended), because it's the… More