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Hampstead (12A)


An American widow finds unexpected love with a man living wild on Hampstead Heath when they take on the developers who want to destroy his home.

The critical consensus

Will it change your life? No. But if you're in the market for undemanding storytelling, it's funny and watchable enough.

***(*)(*)James Mottram, The List, 19/06/2017

This slight, modestly sweet and mildly charming affair squarely aimed at the older cinemagoer is just the bill for those seniors’ matinées where the ticket comes with a cuppa and a biscuit.

***(*)(*)Angie Errigo, Empire Online, 13/06/2017

The drawback here is the utter lack of pungency. This film doesn’t smell real at all.

**(*)(*)(*)Geoffrey Macnab, The Independent, 21/06/2017

Anything potentially good is drowned out by the determination of director Joel Hopkins’ to bathe everything in excruciatingly twee, sub-Richard Curtis fakery.

*(*)(*)(*)(*)Alistair Harkness, The Scotland, 22/06/2017

Hampstead desperately wants to be a heart-warming blend of Notting Hill and The Lady In The Van but is too twee and calculating to pull it off.

***(*)(*)Allan Hunter, Daily Express, 23/06/2017

Based on a case of a real-life Hampstead Heath squatter, this treacly romcom starring Brendan Gleeson and Diane Keaton lacks Notting Hill sparkle.

**(*)(*)(*)Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian, 23/06/2017

Diane Keaton and Brendan Gleeson star as an unlikely couple in this prettified version of a homeless man’s story.

*(*)(*)(*)(*)Wendy Ide, The Observer, 25/06/2017

Where and when?

General release. Check local listings for show times.

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