3 stars out of 5 -- "THE HISTORY BOYS is at its most moving in the quieter, more reflective moments..."
3 stars out of 5 -- "THE HISTORY BOYS is a pretty grand and juicy entertainment....There's no one today writing English dialogue as sharp as Bennett's..." Premiere
3 stars out of 5 -- "Bennett's dialogue sparkles and skewers with killer wit. Dig in."Rolling Stone
"[G]iven flesh and substance by veteran dramatist Alan Bennett's witty and muscular way with dialogue."Box Office
"[F]erociously engaging....The acting is wonderful. Mr. Moore's avid Irwin and Mr. Griffiths shambling Hector are matched by the extraordinary Frances de la Tour as Dorothy Lintott..."New York Times
"The movie adaptation has been lifted from the theater with original cast and director Nicholas Hytner intact; the actors interact as cozily as chums on a playing field..." -- Grade: BEntertainment Weekly
"THE HISTORY BOYS preserves some of the best writing to grace the theater in many years....The movie is highly entertaining."Movieline's Hollywood Life
4 stars out of 5 -- "THE HISTORY BOYS is an exhilarating experience; one that delivers the vivid pyrotechnics of language, and challenges the intellect..."Ultimate DVD