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Curmudgeonly widower Nat Dayan (Tony award-winning actor Jonathan Pryce, currently in HBO's "Game of Thrones") clings to his way of life as a Kosher bakery shop owner in London's East End. Understaffed, Nat reluctantly enlists the help of teenager Ayyash (Jerome Holder), who has a secret side gig selling marijuana to help his immigrant mother make ends meet. When Ayyash accidentally drops his stash into the mixing dough, the challah starts flying off the shelves and an unlikely friendship forms between the old Jewish baker and his young Muslim apprentice. DOUGH is a warmhearted and humorous story about overcoming prejudice and finding redemption in unexpected places.

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All Critics (57) | Top Critics (16)

  • [Pryce] is horribly let down by a predictable paint-by-numbers script and some overcooked supporting performances.

    Jun 2, 2017 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

    Kate Muir

    Times (UK)
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  • It remains a mystery why Pryce isn't getting more substantial scripts through his letterbox: he looks a touch squandered tossing flour and sugar around.

    Jun 2, 2017 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

    Mike McCahill

    Top Critic
  • This London-set comedy means well, but it's painfully earnest - and it doesn't help that the script is total nonsense.

    May 30, 2017 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • Give or take a handful of clumsy topical references, this is a film that could well have been made in the 1970s or '80s. Much of Goldschmidt's career has been in TV, and his old-fashioned technique is shaped by the requirements of the small screen.

    Jul 28, 2016 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…
  • A culture-clash comedy at once so-bad-it's-good and so-good-it's-bad that it kept me laughing throughout.

    May 5, 2016 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • It's tempting to ask whether the writers were high when they came up with the concept for Dough, except that the film itself makes it clear that they don't have a lot of experience in that area.

    May 5, 2016 | Rating: C | Full Review…

    Katie Rife

    AV Club
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Audience Reviews for Dough

  • May 16, 2016
    Dough is pleasant enough. If you're looking for a sweet British confection that doesn't tax your brain, you should be entertained. Jonathan Pryce and Jerome Holder are working with cardboard characters but they give them life. They are captivating despite the utter predictability of the narrative. I mean, how much do you wanna bet that these disparate individuals will eventually learn to embrace each other's differences by the end? . This is essentially one of those culture clash sitcoms from the 1970s with a few minor tweaks. Anyone remember Chico and the Man? I miss that show.
    Mark H Super Reviewer

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