An Englishman in New York 2009

An Englishman in New York

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Following the success of a movie based on his memoir, openly gay Quentin Crisp (John Hurt) leaves England for New York, stars in a one-man show and lands a gig as film critic for the Village Voice.

Cast & Crew

John Hurt
Quentin Crisp
Denis O'Hare
Phillip Steele
Jonathan Tucker
Patrick Angus
Swoosie Kurtz
Connie Clausen
Cynthia Nixon
Penny Arcade
Gregg Payne
Tom
Brian Fillis
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Susie Field
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James Burstall
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Joey Attawia
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Linda Moran
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Sally Glaynes
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Critic Reviews for An Englishman in New York

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (3) | Fresh (7) | Rotten (3)

  • This fresh look at the gay culture and its desired goals establishes profound insight into what it means to be a true-to-spirit man these days, no matter if he happens to wear a little lipstick and maybe a scarf or two.

    May 3, 2009 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • Hurt's perf gives some dramatic continuity to a production that is more a succession of setpieces than a through-drama per se -- at least until its affecting later stages.

    March 6, 2009 | Full Review…

    Derek Elley

    Variety
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  • It deserves to be seen for another of Hurt's exquisitely observed performances.

    February 13, 2009
  • Perhaps it was only a matter of time before Hurt returned to a role which, more than any other, crystallised his instinctive understanding for society's outsiders.

    September 7, 2020 | Full Review…
  • Hurt's performance as the flamboyant and lively Crisp is practically flawless.

    September 7, 2020 | Rating: 2.5/4.0 | Full Review…
  • As a raconteur he had his moments but you could only listen to so many cod Confucian aphorisms about life, love and death ("Beauty is in the eye of the possessor"; "Every day you live is a kind of triumph" etc) without wanting to punch someone yourself.

    June 22, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for An Englishman in New York

  • Sep 24, 2011
    What's so eerie (and you can see this is Resident Alien when they chat with each other) is that by this film, John Hurt has gotten better at playing Quentin Crisp that Quentin Crisp, as Crisp himself predicted at the very beginning of The Naked Civil Servant film. This entry does feel more like a made--for-tv-movie whereas I didn't know the first film was anything other than a typical low budget, British-shot, limited release film until they told me so in THIS flick! This one is less literary and more borrowed speeches and autobiographical tidbits, which is okay if you like simmering in exaggerated Crispness. Even though much trauma still happens, this is still the "warm and fuzzy" entry, whereas the first one was very cold and hard. And sadly did not qualify for the "Hot Gay Sex' list.
    _kelly . Super Reviewer
  • Oct 27, 2009
    Not nearly as interesting as the Naked Civil Servant but John Hurt's performance is even better and it is a must see for him.
    Sunil J Super Reviewer

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