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  • Summary: The beauty and delicacy of a flower seem a sharp contrast to the rough exterior of a prison inmate. Yet these two images are exactly what writer/director Joel Hershman brings together in Greenfingers, a story of redemption that not only tickles the funny bone, but touches the soul. (IDP Productions) Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 25
  2. Negative: 5 out of 25
  1. Big muscular guys pruning roses IS funny and charming.
  2. Proves a lovely, sweet alternative for audiences fed up with the latest hell-on-wheels action thriller or the newest horror film comedy spoof.
  3. 63
    Entertaining and heartwarming -- especially when Mirren sweeps into scenes with acid observations that fail to disguise a heart of gold.
  4. 50
    Certainly pleasant enough, and if you can put the preachiness out of mind it's entertaining, in its square, conventional way.
  5. Reviewed by: Elizabeth Barchas
    50
    Plants the seeds of comedy that grow into a mild feel-good flick, but it won't reap much viewer satisfaction.
  6. Relentlessly smarmy and contrived, and its pitch for the cause of prisoner rehabilitation preachy and heavy-handed.
  7. 20
    Ought to have been called "The Sap Also Rises."

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. JacE
    Aug 17, 2007
    10
    Loved it!! It made me laugh, it made me cry; what more can you ask for?

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