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My Beautiful Laundrette Reviews

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Sue Heal
Radio Times

This seminal 1980s movie launched a plethora of now distinguished careers, including those of director Stephen Frears and Daniel Day-Lewis.

Full Review Source: Radio Times | Original Score: 5/5

May 13, 2013
Sheila Benson
Los Angeles Times
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It's Daniel Day Lewis, taut, intelligent, erotic, who is an emerging star.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 4.5/5

May 13, 2013
Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
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Fast, bold, harsh and primitive like a prodigious student film with equal parts promise and threat.

Full Review Source: TIME Magazine

May 13, 2013
Candice Russell
South Florida Sun-Sentinel

There isn't a performance in this film that is less than excellent.

Full Review Source: South Florida Sun-Sentinel | Original Score: 2.5/4

May 13, 2013


Expertly acted throughout, this remains a definitive snapshot of British life in the 1980s.

Full Review Source: Film4

May 13, 2013
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
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This is a uniquely plausible portrait of life in England, yet its appeal isn't limited to social realism -- it also has a twist of buoyant fantasy and romance

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

May 13, 2013
Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
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This new British picture raises enough issues for a half-dozen more conventional movies. And though this approach makes for a structure that's a little shaky, the film somehow holds together.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel

May 13, 2013
Sid Smith
Chicago Tribune
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Director Stephen Frears and screenwriter Hanif Kureishi are better at depicting a new milieu than in making an important or innovative statement.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 3/4

May 13, 2013
Cole Smithey

[VIDEO ESSAY] "My Beautiful Launderette" is a milestone of British cinema.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: A

June 28, 2011
Emanuel Levy

An intriguing tale about race, sexuality, and politics in the New London, splendidly played by Daniel day Lewis as the gay punk.

Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com | Original Score: A-

June 17, 2011
Variety Staff
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As always, director Stephen Frears does a superb job of work when given a good script, and this is a very good script.

Full Review Source: Variety

June 18, 2008

Time Out
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The strength of the film is its vision -- cutting, compassionate and sometimes hilarious -- of what it means to be Asian, and British, in Thatcher's Britain.

Full Review Source: Time Out

June 24, 2006
Dan Jardine
Apollo Guide

When it works, it's a sophisticated and modestly ambitious attempt to cast a glance at a minority culture struggling to gain a foothold in a troubling time and place.

Full Review Source: Apollo Guide | Original Score: 74/100

October 29, 2003

TV Guide's Movie Guide

Director Stephen Frears and screenwriter Hanif Kureishi have fashioned a wonderfully fresh examination of the political and racial climate of Margaret Thatcher's Britain.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 4/4

July 30, 2003
Christopher Null

Unusual and quirky.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 3.5/5

July 3, 2003
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

A gritty and imaginative English film offering a grim portrait of societal disintegration during the 1980s in a country rife with racial tensions and a thriving underground economy.

Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice

June 7, 2003
Eric Henderson
Slant Magazine

While Personal Best and Making Love have faded into obscurity as The Celluloid Closet footnotes, My Beautiful Laundrette has become a benchmark in the 80s new queer cinema.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine

May 31, 2003
Vincent Canby
New York Times
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A fascinating, eccentric, very personal movie.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 4/5

May 20, 2003
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Kureishi's script brims with terrific lines that are expertly delivered by the entire cast, while the story's romance still seems powerful, fresh and honest.

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

August 26, 2002

Empire Magazine

At times puzzling due to the diverse panorama of subject matter, the film nevertheless corners touchy issues more than it flinches them.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 4/5

July 25, 2001
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