“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.
“ 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.
“ "Greenfingers" makes for an enjoyable watch though it may be too easy-going for its own good and will leave some viewers feeling unsatisfied.
“ There are ten to one laughs in this film as any formulaic American romantic comedy.
“ But I ended up with a tremendously entertaining movie regardless.
“ We hugely enjoyed this film and the locations alone are worth watching.
“ 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.
“ a nice bland prison movie and a nice bland gardening movie .
“ It's just a plain enjoyable story that comes highly recommended.
“ If you know that little fact, then the movie's premise becomes quite believable and even enjoyable.
“ The romance is also understated (sorry, no nudity), if slightly predictable.
“ The performances are all quite excellent, including that of the ever-enjoyable Helen Mirren.
“ 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.
“ Funny predictable lovable light comedy.
“ Very enjoyable story with quality actors even if predictable script.
“Overall, a well-crafted film, entertaining and recommended.
“ Great entertaining film.
“ 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.
“ The performances, even by the secondary characters, are satisfactory, even engaging.
“ Cliche upon cliche - awful .
“ 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.
“A very nice movie, a nice story, entertaining, with very good acting.
“well, it is a crashing bore: avoid at all costs.
“ the ending was unexpected and at the same time very cool.
“ They are a motley crew aiming for identity beyond their prison status and drab uniforms.
“ I know when I see their names on a film I will always have a enjoyable view.
“ This film is one entertaining and beautiful little movie.
“ They are reluctant to do this 'woman's work' but are soon immersed in the project.
“ This film is a catalogue of every tired triumph-over-adversity cliche in the book--a groan a minute at least.