Mary Poppins Returns
Mission: Impossible - Fallout
Log in with Facebook
Forgot your password?
Don't have an account? Sign up here
and the Terms and Policies,
and to receive email from Rotten Tomatoes and Fandango.
Already have an account? Log in here
Please enter your email address and we will email you a new password.
No consensus yet.
Tomatometer Not Available...
No consensus yet.
All Critics (23)
| Top Critics (2)
| Fresh (19)
| Rotten (4)
"Ladies" is let down by a screenplay lacking the sharp wit and emotional depth to bring its characters and themes fully to life.
Ladies in Black quietly but effectively points out the seldom-stressed positives of immigration and integration, and thus deserves attention far beyond its own native shores.
As a light, lovely-looking entertainment, Ladies in Black is a superlative chick flick that celebrates femininity and independence as mutually supportive qualities...the film also champions how Australia was built by a rich mix of cultures.
The way every ruffle of a dress or lace embellishment is offered a moment and how audiences can admire the pattern of a gown as much as the acting recalls Jocelyn Moorhouse's The Dressmaker...
It's hardly surprising that Beresford's return to top form has come along in the shape of a movie made in Australia, based on an Australian novel, using top Australian actors and a few well-chosen ring-ins.
From the eye-popping colours of the period's fabulous floral dresses to the snapped suspenders and silk petticoats beneath, this is a film above all for women who love fashion.
Lovely to look at from afar, but boasting extra detail when seen from a closer vantage.
While the film feels slightly avoidant of the deeper issues at stake, what remains is a delightfully warm-hearted film that turns a topical minefield into an inviting meadow you'll want to roll around in.
Ladies in Black isn't really a plot-driven movie, it's more of a mood, it's about inviting you to spend some time in this lovely, quaint world where it's always sunny.
While it paints a picture of 1959 Australia that's certainly romanticised, [it] proves so damn charming it doesn't really matter.
This is a deftly assembled and rigorously paced showcase for some truly excellent comic writing and performances.
Rich performances and richer dresses make up for Ladies In Black's fraying script.
There are no featured reviews for Ladies in Black at this time.
There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.