Lay the Favorite Reviews

December 7, 2012
Frears has a lot of fun with the bad tempers and high spirits of this crew of adrenaline junkies, and though the story falls a little flat, the script is sprinkled with dry wit.
December 7, 2012
"Lay the Favorite" is a small and not particularly ambitious movie, but it's pleasing and exceptionally well made.
June 21, 2012
The story is borderline inconsequential but the characters are lively and engaging and the performances strong.
June 20, 2012
Watchable comedy drama that gets by thanks to a terrific central performance by Rebecca Hall and colourful supporting turns from the rest of the cast...
June 19, 2012
Frears's strongest hand is a set of colourful characters played with verve...
February 18, 2012
Hardly the film anyone familiar with Frears's better work would want or expect, but that isn't to say it's entirely without merit.
January 23, 2012
It's a decidedly soft-boiled tale populated by some of the nicest degenerate gamblers you'd ever want to meet.
January 23, 2012
While this is a lesser work in the Frears canon, it's still a likable caper.
January 23, 2012
Those of us who still venerate Frears as a pioneer of British indie cinema in the '80s pine for him to have higher goals than a ditzy true-crime romp, but maybe that's our problem rather than his.