Miramax Films | Release Date: December 3, 1999 CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION
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Mixed or average reviews based on 30 Critics
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16
Mixed:
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As much fun as anything director/co-writer Jane Campion has ever filmed. Holy Smoke lets it all hang out.
88
Sexy, snotty, vulnerable and above all contentious, she's (Winslet) the catalyst in a movie that creates more man-woman electricity than any other movie this year.
75
By its hilarious, grotesquely over-the-top climax, Holy Smoke is ideologically, metaphorically out of control, as if it has risen from the '70s ashes.
75
A quirky and satisfying love story.
63
In the end, Holy Smoke crashes and burns.
63
Either Campion is the most inspirational director of performers or Winslet the most carnal.
63
In a movie packed with broad humor, the best jokes are so small they're easy to overlook.