Blow Dry

 (2001)


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  • Critics Rating 14 critics
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User Reviews

Terrible film, with few redeeming qualities
Jun 02, 2007
gunstar_hero - imdb.com
This movie constitutes little more than Simon Beaufoy attempting to continue his run of luck after 'The Full Monty' by presenting another 'down-to-earth' ungainly comedy/drama set somewhere in the impossibly bleak north of England, evidently a place where nobody has... Full review
A Cut Above
Feb 21, 2006
Wynter_Miller - imdb.com
Kieghley is a small Yorkshire village far from the fumes of the tour bus. Mayor Tony, overjoyed by his town's choice as host for the Year 2000 British Hairdressing Championship, announces this grand coup to a lukewarm response by the... Full review
Hair Today . . .
Aug 23, 2005
gpadillo - imdb.com
Despite a lot of Big Hair, this is not a big movie. Nonetheless, it is an enjoyable romp, with some affecting performances. There is nothing revelatory or even unpredictable about the story, but it works nicely and certainly entertains. The... Full review
Blown Away by Blow Dry
Mar 12, 2005
AntiParis - imdb.com
A film about hairdressing championships could be disastrous,but a superb cast of fine British actors saved this film from Stinkville.The storyline is actually not bad,and the rivalry between Phil Allen (Alan Rickman) and Raymond Robertson (Bill Nighy) is humorous and... Full review
Blown Away by Blow Dry
Mar 12, 2005
BettieTeese - imdb.com
A film about hairdressing championships could be disastrous,but a superb cast of fine British actors saved this film from Stinkville.The storyline is actually not bad,and the rivalry between Phil Allen (Alan Rickman) and Raymond Robertson (Bill Nighy) is humorous and entertaining.While... Full review
a story and a social document
Mar 08, 2005
Mel Pullen - imdb.com
I thought this film was wonderful, a slushy feel good film with classic Shakespearian sub-plots. What is most poignant is that it depicts a town that is disappearing in England. Films like this are social documents. If people don't act... Full review
the ladies steal the show
Mar 07, 2005
gael-lancelot - imdb.com
So it's a comedy about hairdressing. In truth, the hairdressing provides little more than colour commentary (pun intended), because it's the relationships that take first stage, and they take it really well. Alan Rickman is good, sincere and has depth,... Full review
WARNING-MAJOR SPOILERS THROUGHOUT THIS POST: Blow Dry is a movie about a hair dressing competition. Well-that's what it's SUPPOSED to be about. The movie's a bit deceptive, in it's advertising and that's the main problem I had with it. While I... Full review
My favorite
Sep 11, 2004
indykym1 - yahoo.com
Okay, I love this movie. I've probably seen it dozens of times and really enjoy it each and every time. I really like the human story set against the backdrop of a hairdressing competition. The characters are fun and quite likable... Full review
Funny AND British
Jul 15, 2004
arwentelyn - yahoo.com
That's the major "flaw" in the film, it's British and, let's face it, British movies have this flat feeling to them. This movie is hilarious, mostly because of Rickman's dry delivery (it's Metatron, cutting hair). They picked an almost perfect cast... Full review

Critics Reviews

| Mar 31, 2001
Film Threat, Hollywood's Indie V
the film is a disaster that deserves to be swept under the rug.... ... Full Review
| Mar 16, 2001
BBC Films
drama to merit the ticket price .....not even a cast of this ability can make it fresh.....After all, Breathnach ("I Went Down") is a good director.....the parade of savvy actors must have seen something interesting in here, at least at the start..... ... Full Review
| Mar 09, 2001
Deseret News
Blow Dry" is rated R for scattered strong profanity, fleeting female nudity, crude sight gags and discussions (sexually explicit in nature) and brief violence (gunfire and implied). In fact, it's hard to see why actors and filmmakers this talented would have anything to do with something as slight and forgettable as this only sporadically entertaining comedy-drama - though the looks of embarrassment on their faces suggest that even they know it isn't exactly a career highlight. ... Full Review

USA TODAY
Now and then, Blow Dry threatens to turn wacky. The latest is Blow Dry , about a British contest in the small town of Keighley that could have been a high-camp riot especially with Alan Rickman, an actor fully capable of hissy hauteur, as the main mane clipper. ... Full Review

Film Journal International
this provides the most compelling action in the movie..... ... Full Review

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Report Violation alprofeyepes (1134 days ago)
E una buena comedia.Aunque no estoy de acuerdo con el tema homosexual , respeto el gusto de los demas, la tematica manejada sobrelos campeonatos de peluqueria es interesante. quisiera saber el nombre e interprerte del ultimo tema musical de la comedia. gracias. alprofeyepes@hotmail.com
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