The Dressmaker

119 mins
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Kate Winslet is a revenge-seeking femme fatale in this period comedy-thriller adaptation of Rosalie Ham’s novel. Glamorous Tilly (Winslet) returns... More

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The Dressmaker | Ratings & Reviews

"Old-fashioned in both setting and tone, The Dressmaker is certain to appeal to the older arthouse set, though unlikely to win anyone else over. Ostensibly a revenge-filled black comedy, though fairly toothless, it’s also an opportunity for Kate Winslet to revel in the role of creative, cosmopolitan (and curvy) protagonist Tilly Dunnage as she wreaks havoc on her small country hometown with couture and culture-challenging behaviour ill-befitting stuffy 1950s Australia."

Flicks, Steve NewallFlicks

"It’s surprising how well The Dressmaker coheres, albeit more along narrative lines than tonal ones."


"A hodgepodge of comic melodrama, more panto than pathos."

The TimesThe Times

"The film’s major blunder – it’s got plenty of competition – is mistaking Kate Winslet for Rita Hayworth."

The TelegraphThe Telegraph

"A loud, batty, fancy-frocked, sashed-and-stockinged revenge story pitched somewhere between an outback period piece and a Wile E Coyote cartoon."

The GuardianThe Guardian

"If Moorhouse's film sometimes falls out of step, then it at least has the self-belief to go out in a blaze of glory."

The AgeThe Age

"One of the best Australian movies in years."


"Enormously good fun, especially if you love clothes and enjoy a makeover montage."


"Boasts enough manic energy and straight-up weirdness to keep you entertained before overstaying its welcome in the final act."

Hollywood ReporterHollywood Reporter

"In addition to the inspired direction of Jocelyn Moorhouse, The Dressmaker draws ably on the united effort of an appreciably committed cast."

Herald SunHerald Sun

The Dressmaker | Details

M, Violence, sexual references & offensive language
Comedy, Drama
Country of origin

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