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  • Summary: A romantic comedy set in the mid-eighties about a working-class kid struggling to make his way in the rarefied world of an upper-class British university, Starter for 10 is a bittersweet tale about loyalty, class, falling in love and the difference between knowledge and wisdom. (Picturehouse)
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  1. Positive: 20 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. Despite its awkward title, Starter for 10 is a winning coming-of-age tale told with grace and charm.
  2. McAvoy is charismatic, funny, and on the mark. Hall and Eve are both just right in their roles - bringing depth and detail to what could have been caricature parts. And if Starter for 10 takes a turn into foolhardy tragedy, it doesn't linger too long there.
  3. The joy is in watching a talented cast make something crisp and fresh out of material that -- though perfectly adequate and enjoyable -- trespasses little into territory that's new or out of the traditionally plotted points of the genre.
  4. McAvoy, so memorable as Idi Amin's doctor turned adviser in last year's "The Last King of Scotland," may be the most likable British newcomer since Ewan McGregor; his glistening eyes can seduce audiences with their ability to show conflicting emotions.
  5. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
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    It's all breezy and predictable.
  6. Your basic and basically predictable by-the-numbers picture.

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  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
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  3. Negative: 1 out of 4

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