Brassed Off
Brassed Off (1997)

Set in Yorkshire, this socially conscious British comedy-drama centers on a small coal town and the famed brass band that is its pride and joy. When the conservative government threatens to close the town's coal pit, the citizens debate… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: May 23, 1997
DVD Release Date: February 25, 1998
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Critic Score: 79% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Time Out

Writer/director Herman pulls off a popular, proletarian comedy which might actually appeal to the people it's about.

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Susan Wloszczyna
USA Today

A shining ensemble cast that hits all the right notes makes Brassed Off toot sweet.

James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

Touching story is a good early showcase for McGregor

Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

"Brassed Off'' is a sweet film with a lot of anger at its core.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

Shamelessly manipulative and sentimental, but in an agreeably familiar way.

Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

fun but overrated

Peter Stack
San Francisco Chronicle

The characters are beautifully drawn in this bittersweet melodrama written and directed by Mark Herman.

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Michael Dequina

An accessible, entertaining package that is at once formulaic and cliché-busting.

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Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer

Brassed Off drives toward an ending that combines bitterness and high spirits, plus a heavy measure of romanticism. Like the movie itself, it's an odd mix with a lusty, lingering appeal.

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Flixster Audience Score: 79% Flixster User Reviews
Ross Collins
Quaint little story about miners from a Northern England town losing their quarry but finding unity in their brass band. Apparently it's a true story, the… More
Michael S
One of the best FEEL GOOD movies ever made. On par with the Full Monty. A complete gem.
Dan Schultz
A lovable, if formulaic and slightly predictable, film concerning a dying town in England which has been ravaged by poor politicians, and how the citizens there… More
Candy Rose
Movie about a brass band against the backdrop of coal mining.
Lanning : )
All band music fans must see this. Reminds me of a cross between <i>Billy Elliot</i> and <i>Drumline</i>. Coal may be dead, but music… More
jay nixon
lovely little gem with wonderful brass band score