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Riff-Raff (1991)

Riff-Raff (1991)





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British socialist filmmaker Ken Loach's black-comic examination of England's working class focuses on Stevie (Robert Carlyle), an ex-con who moves from Scotland to London to find work. After taking a job on a non-union construction team, he finds refuge in a squatter's flat and romance with a junkie (Emer McCourt).more
Rating: R
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Bill Jesse
On DVD: Jul 21, 1993
Parallax Pictures


Ade Sapara
as Fiaman
Derek Young
as Desmonde
Luke Kelly
as Ken Jones
Willie Ross
as Gus Siddon
Terry Duggan
as Boss in office
Jimmy Jewel
as Pub Band
James MacDonald
as Funeral Director
Angela Morant
as Estate Agent
Terry Bird
as Van Driver
Jimmy Batten
as Man Buying Kango
Steve Imsay
as Friend of Man Buying...
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Critic Reviews for Riff-Raff

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (8)

Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
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Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
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January 15, 2004
Rolling Stone
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Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
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Audience Reviews for Riff-Raff

This film is a slow starting one, with very little storyline throughout, it?s billed as a documentary style film, which does come across, but not quite how you?d expect that to be. Something drives this and makes you stay with it, despite it?s lack of excitement, this is a pretty miserable film.

Lady D'arbanville

Super Reviewer

Not the true life story of a character from the Rocky Horror Picture Show, Riff-Raff is another worthy addition to the Ken Loach series of working class folks oozing with real dramatics.

John Ballantine
John Ballantine

Super Reviewer

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