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My Beautiful Laundrette Reviews

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
June 7, 2003
A gritty and imaginative English film offering a grim portrait of societal disintegration during the 1980s in a country rife with racial tensions and a thriving underground economy.
Eric Henderson
Slant Magazine
May 31, 2003
While Personal Best and Making Love have faded into obscurity as The Celluloid Closet footnotes, My Beautiful Laundrette has become a benchmark in the 80s new queer cinema.
Top Critic
Vincent Canby
New York Times
May 20, 2003
A fascinating, eccentric, very personal movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
August 26, 2002
Kureishi's script brims with terrific lines that are expertly delivered by the entire cast, while the story's romance still seems powerful, fresh and honest.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5

Empire Magazine
July 25, 2001
At times puzzling due to the diverse panorama of subject matter, the film nevertheless corners touchy issues more than it flinches them.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
It is with some relief that we realize it isn't "about" anything; it's simply some weeks spent with some characters in a way that tells us more about some aspects of modern Britain than we've seen before.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jennie Kermode
Eye for Film
September 7, 1985
This story of complicated human beings trying to get by in a morally confusing world made director Stephen Frears' name on the international stage, and it remains highly watchable today.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
February 25, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
June 29, 2004
| Original Score: 5/5
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
April 18, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
April 6, 2004
| Original Score: 5/5
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 2, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Brian J. Arthurs
Beach Reporter (Southern California)
December 18, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
December 15, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
August 22, 2003
| Original Score: 5/5
Mark R. Leeper
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 6/8
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