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The Look of Love Reviews

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James Verniere
Boston Herald
August 2, 2013
Steve Coogan's fourth collaboration with director Michael Winterbottom is a funny, visually inventive take on Britain's Hugh Hefner.
Full Review | Original Score: B plus
S. Jhoanna Robledo
Common Sense Media
July 17, 2013
U.K. man builds strip-club empire in tragic, mature biopic.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Bill Stamets
Chicago Sun-Times
July 12, 2013
Double-billing comic and tragic tones, the biopic "The Look of Love" follows a father and a daughter over three decades in London's swinging Soho.
Robert Levin
Film School Rejects
July 8, 2013
A character study that offers some of Steve Coogan's most interesting work and another testament to Michael Winterbottom's knack for period naturalism.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
July 5, 2013
Coogan turns in a fine dramatic performance in a role that calls for as much actual acting as wisecracking.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
July 4, 2013
Compelling entertainment, as any biopic about Paul Raymond ought to be.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
July 4, 2013
A keenly observed period piece that keeps a celebrity journalist's distance from its subject.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
July 3, 2013
Ultimately more compelling as a long, colorful look at Swinging London in the 1960s than as autobiographical drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
July 2, 2013
Zippy and saturated with soft-core nudity, The Look of Love isn't hard to watch ...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matt Glasby
Flicks.co.nz
June 30, 2013
Raymond is an unrepentant, if awkward, ladies' man, and Coogan plays him to foot-in-mouth perfection.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 28, 2013
In this light-hearted period biopic, a cool Steve Coogan brings a cheeky urbane swagger to his portrayal of Paul Raymond, the adult-entertainment entrepreneur who brought nude live shows and softcore pornography to the masses.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
CJ Johnson
ABC Radio (Australia)
June 27, 2013
Winterbottom and Coogan redefined the modern biopic with 24 Hour Party People. Here, they try and squeeze themselves into an old-fashioned one, awkwardly.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Ed Gibbs
The Sun Herald
June 23, 2013
Far from the swinging '60s or sleazy '70s so often portrayed with glee on screen, the London of Paul Raymond's world feels grim, dark and, ultimately, devoid of passion.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile
June 22, 2013
As the self-obsessed Raymond, Steve Coogan is perfectly cast, brazenly indulging in his every sexual fantasy
Simon Miraudo
Quickflix
June 7, 2013
Though this might be the least of their four creative collaborations... The Look of Love provides the same unique pleasure exclusive to their pairings: an opportunity for the oft-misused Coogan to shine.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
May 3, 2013
This fascinating story is told with vivid style, a terrific use of actual settings and a strong cast.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Ed Whitfield
The Ooh Tray
April 29, 2013
The unedifying spectacle is cut with sadness.
Donald Clarke
Irish Times
April 26, 2013
This version of the baron isn't even allowed to become anything so interesting as an enigma. It's Steve Coogan - only less so.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rich Cline
Contactmusic.com
April 26, 2013
Michael Winterbottom vividly recreates swinging 1960s London in this biopic about one of Soho's most notorious figures. It's a lively and attention-grabbing film, but the cast and filmmakers never create a character we can identify with or care about.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Graham Young
Birmingham Mail
April 26, 2013
The net result might be an over-stretched story lacking in drama and tension, but it's also a good period study with a fine central performance from the maturing Coogan.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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