Based on 171 votes and 13 reviews
Very well acted, disturbing movie. A great rental
I thought Judi Dench was amazing. She is truly outstanding in this role, as she is in every other role I have seen her in. Cate Blanchett and Bill Nighy are also incredible.
The best of the year! Dench ought to have won the BEST ACTRESS Oscar!
Ladies in Lavendar, or James Bond 007 it was not ... however, Judi Dench once again plays an amazing role. She is so incredibly talented and versatile. The film`s content/plot might not be for all, but it was a brilliant performance by all.
Not a movie for everyone given the subject matter, but it`s a great script with 3 top notch performances from Dench, Blantchett and Nighy. Worth seeing if you are a true movie buff.
Amazing...great plot and the acting is fabulous!
I LOVED this movie...Wicked, funny and intense.. Judi Dench was superb as a twisted psycotic... I found a lot of humour in her "Notes"... Cate Blanchett is my favourite actress and she didn`t disappoint me this time...She was wonderful once again.. I do, however, think the toilet scene was unecessary...
Five ladies saw this movie today, all enjoyed it very much, Judi Dench is, as always, fabulous. All the actors in this movie were believable, the one sour note is the "toilet scene", why or why must something like that be shown, it takes away from an otherwise wonderful film.
Just saw this today...Dame Judi is totally convincing as the intelligent, yet psycotic "friend"... This movie was wickedly tasty!!!!!
One of the worst movies Ive ever seen.
5 stars- best acting in many years----Dench of course but Kate Blanchet is one of my lifetime best single female performance favorite!!!!!!!!!!What a future she has in store.Experience in live theatre translated to film-majestic
Judi Dench masterfully plays the role of a pathetic, manipulative spinster desperate for a close friendship/relationship with her colleague. Good writing, enhanced by Dench`s subtle portrayal, makes this film an entertaining psychological thriller.
how interesting! when I saw the trailer I thought this movie would focus on the female teacher & underage male student sex scandal .... However I love the twist and turn, good job! Both Judi & Cate did a great job, also bravo to the young boy actor too!