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Dirty Pretty Things Reviews

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July 16, 2003
The film suffers from a screenplay full of labored attempts at wit by Steven Knight, and characters who barely make it off the page alive.
August 17, 2003
Phony and unmoving.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
April 16, 2004
It's the didactic dialogue... and the plot contrivances... that might produce snickers.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
July 17, 2003
Things is jammed with banner-ready political rhetoric, and the relentlessness of the lectures is wearying.
Full Review | Original Score: C
July 19, 2003
[Frears] can't keep his eye on the ball.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 15, 2003
Although the film delves into an interesting topic -- black marketeers trading in human flesh -- the approach is far too clinical.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
May 16, 2003
Frears ensures that Dirty Pretty Things is, well, pretty to look at, but has a more difficult time deciding whether it's drama or comedy he's after.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
July 18, 2003
Just another unconventional romance about organ removal.
| Original Score: 5/10
January 8, 2005
...an incredibly entertaining picture with a first-rate ensemble cast. It seems to unwind at precisely the right pace, and its gritty look is never ostentatiously "beautiful"
Read More | Original Score: A-
August 1, 2003
Frears and his writer, Steve Knight, use the power of the thriller and avoid the weaknesses in giving us, really, two movies for the price of one.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 3, 2003
Throughout his career, Frears has taken chances, and only on rare occasions has he missed the mark. Dirty Pretty Things is right on target.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 28, 2003
The film's smooth suspense and endearing pathos wipe any dirt away from this involving film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
July 21, 2003
Dirty Pretty Things is sharp and weird ...
August 15, 2003
Frears directs with compassion, humor and, in a scene in which Tautou's co-workers try to head her off as she nears a disaster at work, suspense.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
July 17, 2003
Entertainingly unruly
| Original Score: 3.5/5
September 28, 2003
It does not revel in the darkness, nor does it seek to drag us down into it. The whole point is that you gotta do what you gotta do, and that philosophy has some hope to it.
Full Review | Original Score: B
November 27, 2007
An intelligent and extremely well-made romantic drama that tells an intriguing story with economy and insight.
August 1, 2003
It offers as its hero an extraordinary fellow: He's an authentic moral being who, though the universe has gone all twisty-crazy into greed, mendacity and manipulation, nevertheless clings to his own code.
July 16, 2003
The refreshing subject alone makes Dirty Pretty Things an excellent thriller; the thoughtful approach makes it one of the best films of the year.
Full Review | Original Score: A
August 22, 2003
Your fingernails will still be chewed to the bone.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
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