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The Bookshop

The Bookshop

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Set in a small town in 1959 England, it is the story of a woman who decides, against polite but ruthless local opposition, to open a bookshop, a decision which becomes a political minefield.
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Screen International
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February 19, 2018

Ironically, given the subject, the script is stilted, with actors often stuck on pause and not even the silver-tongued Nighy able to coax more than a laugh or two from his lines.
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EscribiendoCine
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April 11, 2018

The director appeals to classicism with constant conversations between her characters, subtle dialogues and stagings that affect the tranquility of this time and space of this place... [Full Review in Spanish]
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Flicks.co.nz
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May 22, 2018

Measured and thoughtful, yet emotionally unengaging...
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Times (UK)
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February 16, 2018

It doesn't help that the film is pulverised by wall-to-wall narration.
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Stuff.co.nz
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May 17, 2018

The Bookshop ends up as a fine advertisement for its namesake. Buy the book and stay home.
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Otroscines.com
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April 16, 2018

An elegant story, precise and overcoming, though at times also a bit obvious. [Full Review in Spanish]
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Variety
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February 16, 2018

A fine, sensitive leading turn from Emily Mortimer helps shore up these quiet, lightly dust-covered proceedings, but can't quite put "The Bookshop" in the black.
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Daily Telegraph (UK)
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February 19, 2018

Coixet's script is a long way off perfect, but it's the least of her problems; the second least is the film's dirge of a score, but even that's a bummer.
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Urban Cinefile
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May 02, 2018

Lovers of books and admirers of determination will embrace this enchanting film. I hope you will enjoy it, too.
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Sight and Sound
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February 19, 2018

Coixet's comfortable approach to Fitzgerald's material rarely rises above a simmer, favouring polite conversations laced with passive-aggressive intent.
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Hollywood Reporter
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November 20, 2017

Its subversive undercurrent, embodied in fine performances by Emily Mortimer and Bill Nighy, is what makes it really interesting.
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Clarín
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April 17, 2018

The Catalan director [Isabel Coixet] tells the story, which takes place at the end of the '50s, without bombast, and with a sober, but romantic style. [Full review in Spanish]
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