Military Wives

Military Wives

Military Wives

Academy Award nominee Kristin Scott Thomas (Darkest Hour) leads this comedic story based on the real-life phenomena of military wives forming a choir while their partners serve in Afghanistan, leading to a media sensation. From the Oscar-nominated director of The Full Monty.

2020Rating: M, Sexual references and coarse language112 minsUK
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Reviews & comments

A middle of the road jaunt in every sense

Sometimes we come across things that are so completely formulated that they become distracting to the overall story of the feature. Military Wives is one of those things. If you ask a group of people to move about until that are spread out randomly, in most cases, the people will unwittingly end up avoiding clumping together and actually space themselves...

3.0

Brilliant

Brilliant and emotional portrayal of the brave partners behind our soldiers. Appears to be close to the real story. Loved it well worth viewing

5.0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

…superficial and flashy.

New Zealand Listener

New Zealand Listener

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It might be utterly predictable and undemanding, but its bittersweet comedy and rousing singalongs will endear it to many.

3.0
Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

There's a natural and useful contrast between Scott Thomas, so patrician and brittle, and Horgan, with her unforced comic timing and her Irish vowels. Their performances are the film's best asset.

3.0
Stuff

Stuff

press

A well-enough made dramedy with just enough bite in its backend to stir something that actually felt like an honest emotional response.

New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

Scott Thomas and Horgan are excellent and together manage to elevate the story beyond the everyday. While there aren't as many laughs as you'd hope for, there are just enough quirky characters to lighten the mood.

3.0
Daily Telegraph

Daily Telegraph

press

A cheerfully treacly story of sisterhood, adversity overcome and music healing even the deepest wounds.

4.0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Not as good as The Full Monty or Brassed Off but better than Swimming With Men and Fisherman's Friends, Military Wives is a familiar, entertaining hymn to the power of people coming together in adversity.

3.0
IndieWire

IndieWire

press

A nice enough time that never really aspires to be anything more, “Military Wives” isn’t just the kind of movie that ends with Sister Sledge’s “We Are Family,” it’s the kind of movie that ends with the entire cast singing along.

Variety

Variety

press

If you’ve seen even one based-on-a-true-story British misfit hobbyists movie, you already know the tune.

The Guardian

The Guardian

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It works for the most part because, when done well, there’s something irresistible about the formula ... But there are also times when Military Wives starts to creak.

3.0
Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

You are well aware of the shameless manipulation and can second-guess exactly where it is going and yet resistance is futile. It tugs at the heartstrings with such determination and sincerity that there may not be a dry eye in the cinema.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Sure, it shamelessly panders to our collective sense of duty to support the troops — and, of course, also support the families that support the troops — and maybe it's more than a little manipulative and formulaic. But gosh darn it, it's hard not to warm to a film that features an a cappella version of Yazoo's "Only You..."

FilmInk

FilmInk

press

…superficial and flashy.

New Zealand Listener

New Zealand Listener

press

It might be utterly predictable and undemanding, but its bittersweet comedy and rousing singalongs will endear it to many.

3.0
Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

There's a natural and useful contrast between Scott Thomas, so patrician and brittle, and Horgan, with her unforced comic timing and her Irish vowels. Their performances are the film's best asset.

3.0
Stuff

Stuff

press

A well-enough made dramedy with just enough bite in its backend to stir something that actually felt like an honest emotional response.

New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

Scott Thomas and Horgan are excellent and together manage to elevate the story beyond the everyday. While there aren't as many laughs as you'd hope for, there are just enough quirky characters to lighten the mood.

3.0
Daily Telegraph

Daily Telegraph

press

A cheerfully treacly story of sisterhood, adversity overcome and music healing even the deepest wounds.

4.0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Not as good as The Full Monty or Brassed Off but better than Swimming With Men and Fisherman's Friends, Military Wives is a familiar, entertaining hymn to the power of people coming together in adversity.

3.0
IndieWire

IndieWire

press

A nice enough time that never really aspires to be anything more, “Military Wives” isn’t just the kind of movie that ends with Sister Sledge’s “We Are Family,” it’s the kind of movie that ends with the entire cast singing along.

Variety

Variety

press

If you’ve seen even one based-on-a-true-story British misfit hobbyists movie, you already know the tune.

The Guardian

The Guardian

press

It works for the most part because, when done well, there’s something irresistible about the formula ... But there are also times when Military Wives starts to creak.

3.0
Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

You are well aware of the shameless manipulation and can second-guess exactly where it is going and yet resistance is futile. It tugs at the heartstrings with such determination and sincerity that there may not be a dry eye in the cinema.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Sure, it shamelessly panders to our collective sense of duty to support the troops — and, of course, also support the families that support the troops — and maybe it's more than a little manipulative and formulaic. But gosh darn it, it's hard not to warm to a film that features an a cappella version of Yazoo's "Only You..."

A middle of the road jaunt in every sense

Sometimes we come across things that are so completely formulated that they become distracting to the overall story of the feature. Military Wives is one of those things. If you ask a group of people to move about until that are spread out randomly, in most cases, the people will unwittingly end up avoiding clumping together and actually space...

3.0

Brilliant

Brilliant and emotional portrayal of the brave partners behind our soldiers. Appears to be close to the real story. Loved it well worth viewing

5.0