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Based on 25 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
75
New York Daily News
Danny Deckchair may be a trifle, but it offers a breezy lift for the dog days of summer.
70
In the warm, sparkling character comedy Danny Deckchair, the Welsh actor (Rhys Ifans) moves to center stage, but it has taken a trip to Australia to get him there.
70
Village Voice
Weird, frivolous, and impossible to dislike.
60
Variety
Thanks to amiable lead performances from Miranda Otto and Rhys Ifans, this not very original Aussie comedy about a man making a fresh start in life is a pleasant enough time-waster.
60
A pleasantly sappy fable of new beginnings that suggests a Frank Capra film sweetened with an extra layer of sugar glaze.
60
As instantly gratifying and devoid of surprises as a Club Med vacation. It bears no relation to reality whatsoever, but sometimes it's nice to imagine that, somewhere, there's a place nothing like home.
60
Lighter than helium but irresistible nonetheless.
50
The A.V. Club
Best known for "Notting Hill," Ifans remains a charming actor, but even his fine work can't get this lead zeppelin off the ground.
50
ReelViews
The limp movie seems to be an attempt by an Australian to mimic a bad American romantic comedy, and, unfortunately, he succeeds admirably.
50
Entertainment Weekly
It's a soothing stoner tableau, a fine dropout fantasy.

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