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Dirty Pretty Things Reviews

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Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)

It's smart and it's raw and it's edgy, an urban thriller that exposes London's ugly corners in ways that the city might sooner want you to forget.

Full Review Source: Bangor Daily News (Maine) | Original Score: A-

December 3, 2003
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

Shows us a world of invisible, yet heroic people that we often take care not to see.

Full Review Source: Laramie Movie Scope | Original Score: B+

December 2, 2003
JoBlo
JoBlo's Movie Emporium

My favorite part of this film was lead actress Audrey Tatou.

Full Review Source: JoBlo's Movie Emporium | Original Score: 7/10

October 24, 2003
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

Contando com um roteiro maduro, o filme não oferece respostas fáceis para as questões que apresenta; aqui nada se resume a 'bom' ou 'mau', 'preto' ou 'branco': em vez disso, tudo se encontra em uma ambígua zona moral de tons cinzas.

Full Review Source: Cinema em Cena | Original Score: 4/5

October 23, 2003
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com

It does not revel in the darkness, nor does it seek to drag us down into it. The whole point is that you gotta do what you gotta do, and that philosophy has some hope to it.

Full Review Source: EricDSnider.com | Original Score: B

September 28, 2003
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal

When good people find themselves in bad situations, the drama is inherent, and in Stephen Frears' Dirty Pretty Things, it's also intense and nonstop.

| Original Score: 3.5/4

September 26, 2003
Jimmy O
Film Snobs

It's certainly a sick urban legend worth indulging.

Full Review Source: Film Snobs | Original Score: 3.5/5

September 14, 2003
Mark Palermo
Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)

A tightly constructed exercise, bearing real humanist payoffs.

Full Review

September 11, 2003
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Frears hasn't made a movie this compelling since Sammy and Rosie Get Laid in 1987.

Full Review Source: Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC) | Original Score: 5/5

September 11, 2003
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

Here's a film that zags almost every time you think it's going to zig. And then when you think you've got it figured out -- and are sure it's going to zag -- it zigs all over again.

Full Review Source: Deseret News, Salt Lake City | Original Score: 3.5/4

September 5, 2003
Lawrence Toppman
Charlotte Observer

Frears, now 62, hasn't lost his edge or social consciousness.

Full Review Source: Charlotte Observer | Original Score: 3.5/4

September 5, 2003
Sean Means
Salt Lake Tribune

Cool -- trenchant social commentary and a tight little suspense drama, all wrapped up in one smooth package by director Stephen Frears.

Full Review Source: Salt Lake Tribune | Original Score: 3.5/4

September 5, 2003
Jon Lap
Apollo Guide

Frears has continually built on the foundation of Griffith's A Corner in Wheat and Chaplin's The Immigrant.

Full Review Source: Apollo Guide | Original Score: 77/100

September 4, 2003
Sean O'Connell
Eclipse Magazine

If Dirty in the film's title refers to the hotel's happenings, then Pretty describes Ejiofor's tremendous performance.

Full Review Source: Eclipse Magazine | Original Score: B+

September 4, 2003
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

Ejiofor's performance ranks among the best of the year...

| Original Score: 3/4

September 1, 2003
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle

A fascinating sight to behold.

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle | Original Score: 3/5

August 31, 2003
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star

The film's smooth suspense and endearing pathos wipe any dirt away from this involving film.

Full Review Source: Arizona Daily Star | Original Score: 3.5/4

August 28, 2003
Danny Minton
KBTV-NBC (Beaumont, TX)

Believe it or not - it is a lot of fun to watch - despite the eerie subject matter.

Full Review Source: KBTV-NBC (Beaumont, TX) | Original Score: A

August 25, 2003
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee

These are characters that draw you in and make you care, making it impossible to pull away.

Full Review Source: Sacramento Bee | Original Score: 4/4

August 22, 2003
Steve Schneider
Orlando Weekly

In the grand tradition of visceral fiction, a physical response to a spiritual injustice.

Full Review Source: Orlando Weekly | Original Score: 4/5

August 22, 2003
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