|Fox Searchlight Pictures | Release Date: November 21, 2006||CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION|
The screen, like the stage, can barely contain this marvelous play of intelligence.
Audiences coming cold to this largely faithful adaptation of Alan Bennett's clever but contrived classroom comedy won't be so wowed, given picture's irrevocably stagy feel. Nicholas Hytner's flat-footed direction doesn't help, nor do picture's younger cast members' over-rehearsed performances, although the seasoned thesps shine. Read full review
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