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: 62% 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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Andrea G. Bermejo
Cinemanía (Spain)

An unclassified film that swings between genres like western, noir, melodrama, dark comedy and inspiring tale. [Full review in Spanish]

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Pablo A. Scholz
Clarín

An atypical film that changes genre, showing versatility and that Australian filmmakers don't care about the conventionality set by Hollywood. [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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Alberto Bermejo
El Mundo (Spain)

A weird, incoherent, and unsettling tale that is really just a bunch of crazy and eccentric stories. [Full review in Spanish]

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Diego Battle
Otroscines.com

Doesn't live up to expectations. [Full review in Spanish]

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Fernando Lopez
La Nación (Argentina)

The filmmaker is not known for her consistency, especially when it comes to adapting material like the one in this film. [Full review in Spanish]

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Javier Ocaña
El Pais (Spain)

A strange combination of a spaghetti western, a dark and crazy comedy, romantic melodrama, a cartoon, slapstick and social criticism. [Full review in Spanish]

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John Lui
The Straits Times (Singapore)

Winslet's performance, as well as Davis', anchors this rambling affair. The story zigs when you expect it to zag, but that is not a bad thing, especially when its characters are so engaging.

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Flixster Audience Score: 70% 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