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May 28, 2003
Mike Leigh goes spelunking in search of the English soul, finds gold.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 17, 2003
For close to two hours the audience is forced to endure three terminally depressed, mostly inarticulate, hyper dysfunctional families for the price of one.
December 5, 2002
An unsentimental, but nevertheless touching and sincere, reflection on the meaning of family and the fragility of love.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
November 15, 2002
The film feels uncomfortably real, its language and locations bearing the unmistakable stamp of authority.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 15, 2002
Leigh makes these lives count. And he allows a gawky actor like Spall -- who could too easily become comic relief in any other film -- to reveal his impressively delicate range.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 8, 2002
It's a challenging film, one that rewards the committed filmgoer.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 7, 2002
The more you think about the movie, the more you will probably like it.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
November 1, 2002
With one exception, every blighter in this particular South London housing project digs into dysfunction like it's a big, comforting jar of Marmite, to be slathered on crackers and served as a feast of bleakness.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
November 1, 2002
Leigh has created another remarkable work, up there with his best.
November 1, 2002
Leigh's sympathy for the working poor is unmistakable and unassailable, but the tragic grandeur with which he imbues their pain hovers dangerously close to condescension.
November 1, 2002
The resolution -- which I won't describe, as it's something to see -- is extremely moving.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
November 1, 2002
We're back on the social and emotional turf that Leigh knows best.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 1, 2002
Everything you've come to expect, and cherish, in a Mike Leigh movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 1, 2002
These people are real as few movie characters ever are.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
November 1, 2002
Grueling, heavy-handed, and surprisingly insight-free.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 31, 2002
Leigh's daring here is that without once denying the hardscrabble lives of people on the economic fringes of Margaret Thatcher's ruinous legacy, he insists on the importance of those moments when people can connect and express their love for each other.
October 31, 2002
These characters are beyond hope -- and caring about.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
October 31, 2002
A triumph, a film that hews out a world and carries us effortlessly from darkness to light.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
October 29, 2002
It's so realistic and the performances are so dead on.
October 25, 2002
Leigh isn't breaking new ground, but he knows how a daily grind can kill love.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
October 25, 2002
It's easy to succumb to the rhythms of this melancholic but humanistic rumination on the meaning of life.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
October 24, 2002
[Generosity] seems to resonate in Andrew Dickson's sweet, melancholy score, in Dick Pope's tactfully beautiful images and in every frame of this sad, resolute film.
Read More | Original Score: 4.5/5
October 24, 2002
A tough go, but Leigh's depth and rigor, and his skill at inspiring accomplished portrayals that are all the more impressive for their lack of showiness, offsets to a notable degree the film's often-mined and despairing milieu.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
October 24, 2002
A strangely stirring experience that finds warmth in the coldest environment and makes each crumb of emotional comfort feel like a 10-course banquet.
October 22, 2002
Leigh uses a somber cello-rich score to infuse this quotidian suffering with a mystical edge and high-culture gloss -- and yet, thanks to the generally enthusiastic performing, the movie borders on farce.
June 29, 2002
If every artist's misfires were this strong, life would be almost too wonderful to bear.
Read More | Original Score: 62/100
May 18, 2002
An often deeply moving depiction of the brittle lives of several inhabitants of the same London housing complex.