Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 19
  2. Negative: 6 out of 19
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  1. It's fun. Hey, it's almost spring, Rickman is fabulous and so is Richardson. Warren Clarke is continually funny. And Heidi Klum alone will melt the snows of yesteryear.
  2. If Blow Dry isn't a rousing triumph on the order "of The Full Monty" and "Brassed Off," Rickman, Richardson and Nighy make sure it's a winning film.
  3. This comedy-drama was written by Simon Beaufoy, who brought us "The Full Monty," and it has some of the same gamy mix of alternative sexuality and working-class heart.
  4. A cute, well-acted film that tries to mix tones sharply.
  5. Reviewed by: Jay Carr
    The characters, in short, are never given enough dimension, enough chance to develop the individual tics and eccentricities on which this kind of comedy thrives.
  6. 50
    Shows its roots early on: Mixing the high camp of "Strictly Ballroom" with Monty's gritty milieu, the film comes off as little more than a contrived composite, despite the best efforts of pros Rickman, Richardson, and Griffiths.
  7. A feel-good us-against-them tale that panders mercilessly to its audience, yet displays a few moments of honest humor.
  8. 50
    The result is formulaic, shamelessly manipulative and surprisingly watchable.
  9. Written by Mr. ''Full Monty'' himself, Simon Beaufoy, and, like ''Monty,'' sprinkles pixie dust over the heads of worn out local folk.
  10. Despite its dollops of good-natured humor and sentiment, Blow Dry is likely to play better on the tube as a likable-enough diversion.
  11. Reviewed by: Robert Horton
    It may be possible that people who never go to the movies will stumble across Blow Dry and find it a charming way to spend an hour and a half, but the rest of us will have the ending written in our heads by the end of the first five minutes.
  12. Although filled with fey, flamboyant characters, the stereotype of the gay hairdresser seems to have been meticulously expunged.
  13. Seems both overplotted and underimagined, though there is at least some creativity and a dose of realism, evident in the hairstyles themselves.
  14. 30
    A limp and lackluster affair that telegraphs its feel-good smarm miles in advance.
  15. Rickman and Richardson are excellent actors put to ghastly waste.
  16. The most catastrophic misfire in a dreadful movie season.
  17. There are gruelingly unfunny gags, an unspeakable soundtrack featuring BTO and Billy Ocean, and Victoria's Secret mannequin Heidi Klum as a model who demands that her pussy hair be styled into a bushy red heart.

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