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  • Summary: Tells the true story of a Thai male volleyball team that won the national championships in 1996 with a team consisting mostly of gay men, drag queens, and transsexuals.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 18
  2. Negative: 3 out of 18
  1. Where The Iron Ladies makes its mark, and holds our interest, is in the way it integrates old-fashioned "low" comedy with social observation.
  2. Reviewed by: Carla Meyer
    75
    Queeny, corny and impossible to resist.
  3. It is high-energy entertainment that is also silly and sentimental and so over-the-top as to become wearying at times. But that it is also funny and good-natured ends up counting more.
  4. 60
    It's a frequently funny diversion that doesn't have a mean-spirited bone in its body.
  5. 50
    A formulaic and didactic but good-hearted and sometimes amusing underdog sports yarn and plea for social acceptance.
  6. Reviewed by: Dennis Harvey
    50
    Its screaming-queen stereotypes will look pretty retro in most Western markets, even if an earnest pro-tolerance message disarms potential offense.
  7. 20
    A surprise hit in Thailand, the film is nonetheless a reductive mess.

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