Greenfingers (2000) - Comedy, Crime, Romance

Hohum Score

7

Engaging

A prison inmate with a green thumb goes on to compete in a national gardening competition. Based on a true story.

IMDB: 6.8
Director: Joel Hershman
Stars: Clive Owen, Helen Mirren
Length: 91 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 5 out of 60 found boring (8.33%)

One-line Reviews (32)

They are reluctant to do this 'woman's work' but are soon immersed in the project.

This is just one more in a long line of thoroughly, insultingly predictable, English blue-collar-underdog-makes-good stories and it was nearly unwatchable simply because it pandered so shamelessly.

Overall, a well-crafted film, entertaining and recommended.

But I ended up with a tremendously entertaining movie regardless.

It was enjoyable and the actors were well cast.

In the final analysis, `life' is filled with stereotypes, and what is too often deemed `predictable' is more often than not a depiction of something that would be more accurately described as `inevitable.

I know when I see their names on a film I will always have a enjoyable view.

With this film, Hershman has crafted and delivered a story rooted in a subject that is essentially `hard' in nature, but he takes a positive, gentle approach to it that makes it entirely accessible and engaging.

A very nice movie, a nice story, entertaining, with very good acting.

That of a really quite predictable film with lots of easily guessable character arcs and scenarios, but thanks to the finely shaded performances by the cast, it goes some way towards making up for all that, and makes the film more entertaining than it might have been in the hands of a less able cast.

the ending was unexpected and at the same time very cool.

Very enjoyable story with quality actors even if predictable script.

Cliche upon cliche - awful .

well, it is a crashing bore: avoid at all costs.

We hugely enjoyed this film and the locations alone are worth watching.

It's just a plain enjoyable story that comes highly recommended.

The performances, even by the secondary characters, are satisfactory, even engaging.

"Greenfingers" makes for an enjoyable watch though it may be too easy-going for its own good and will leave some viewers feeling unsatisfied.

Happily, it was all that we wanted: often amusing and emotive with snappy dialogue, fluid acting and lovely cinematography.

There are ten to one laughs in this film as any formulaic American romantic comedy.

If you know that little fact, then the movie's premise becomes quite believable and even enjoyable.

It's very gentle, slow-moving and old-fashioned, but it's so heartwarming, charming and entertaining.

The performances are all quite excellent, including that of the ever-enjoyable Helen Mirren.

The romance is also understated (sorry, no nudity), if slightly predictable.

This film is one entertaining and beautiful little movie.

This film is a catalogue of every tired triumph-over-adversity cliche in the book--a groan a minute at least.

And it's that reserved countenance more than anything else that makes Owen's portrayal so convincing, that sense that he sees his glass as half full and half empty at the same time; a kind of hopeful/hopeless attitude that is entirely believable for a man in his situation.

Funny predictable lovable light comedy.

They are a motley crew aiming for identity beyond their prison status and drab uniforms.

It is difficult to understand how such a promising cast of leads - and a very intriguing plot - could have been mashed into such a disappointing and tedious waste of talent.

a nice bland prison movie and a nice bland gardening movie .

Great entertaining film.