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West Is West Reviews

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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
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It takes some getting used to, but be patient: Within the madness, there's definitely a method, and rewards for the reaping.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 3/4

March 25, 2011
Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film

Although the comedy feels as broad as the Atlantic initially, once the main characters are transplanted to Pakistan things look up as the script begins to properly probe the emotional flaws of the characters rather than just opting for cheap laughs.

Full Review Source: Eye for Film | Original Score: 3/5

February 28, 2011
Philip French

Broad, evasive and oppressively feelgood in tone, an affair over which veils should be drawn.

Full Review Source: Guardian

February 28, 2011
Allan Hunter
Daily Express

Not a perfect film but still entertaining in its own right.

Full Review Source: Daily Express | Original Score: 3/5

February 28, 2011

Once again, it is Puri's commanding presence that holds the film together, though as Sajid, young Aqib Khan has enough natural charm and confidence to make him an endearing scene-stealer.

Full Review Source: Scotsman | Original Score: 3/5

February 28, 2011
Robbie Collin
News of the World

Ekes some gentle yuks out of culture clashes and father-son strife.

Full Review Source: News of the World | Original Score: 3/5

February 27, 2011
David Edwards
Daily Mirror [UK]

It amounts to an amiable enough way to kill a couple of hours, but that's about it.

Full Review Source: Daily Mirror [UK] | Original Score: 3/5

February 25, 2011
Zara Miller
Little White Lies

It may avoid politics, but something is stirring beneath the fart jokes and biracial blunders.

Full Review Source: Little White Lies | Original Score: 3/5

February 24, 2011
Peter Bradshaw

Perhaps it doesn't have the novelty of the first film, but it's refreshingly un-parochial, with charm and fun, and Bassett and Puri are reliably excellent.

Full Review Source: Guardian | Original Score: 3/5

February 24, 2011
Sukhdev Sandhu
Daily Telegraph

West is West is full of delights: Peter Robertson's airy cinematography is casually gorgeous, the Hindi film songs on the soundtrack are delightful, and the acting consistently top-notch.

Full Review Source: Daily Telegraph | Original Score: 3/5

February 24, 2011
Trevor Johnston
Radio Times

By trying to do something different with the characters, the film omits much of the good-hearted yet slightly edgy laughter we enjoyed so much the first time round.

Full Review Source: Radio Times | Original Score: 2/5

February 24, 2011
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times

The humour has broadened as surely as the vision and human authenticity have narrowed.

Full Review Source: Financial Times | Original Score: 2/5

February 23, 2011
David Jenkins
Time Out
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With no culture-clash cliché left unplundered, Andy DeEmmony sets his camera to autopilot for a film which never decides who or what it's about.

Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 2/5

February 23, 2011

Birmingham Post

It's colourfully shot, with a few witty lines, and pretty watchable. It's just not as good as the original.

Full Review Source: Birmingham Post | Original Score: 3/5

February 23, 2011
Elliott Noble
Sky Movies

Its heart is definitely in the right place. But there's more to comedy than funny accents. And daubing on Eastern profundities like lumpy henna won't cover the cracks.

Full Review Source: Sky Movies | Original Score: 2/5

February 23, 2011

It raises and addresses that deep-seated desire engrained in of us all: the sense of belonging and need for identity, without which we fail to really understand ourselves.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 3/5

February 22, 2011
Liz Beardsworth
Empire Magazine

Eleven years on but without a great deal more to add, DeEmmony's saga runs out of gas.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 2/5

February 22, 2011
Kate Stables
Total Film

A cross-cultural sequel that's as gently comical as the first was satirical. Despite lashings of Eastern promise, it's as British as a chip butty.

Full Review Source: Total Film | Original Score: 3/5

February 18, 2011
Andrew Pulver

West Is West is something of a lightweight. Think of all that's happened since 1999. You wouldn't have guessed it from this.

Full Review Source: Guardian | Original Score: 3/5

October 21, 2010
Matthew Turner

Enjoyable, emotionally engaging sequel with a witty script and terrific performances from Om Puri and newcomer Aqib Khan, though it's let down by some erratic editing decisions.

Full Review Source: ViewLondon | Original Score: 3/5

October 21, 2010
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