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Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader
January 9, 2014
The cast is pleasant enough to enliven the generic material, though much of writer-director Marcus Markou's dialogue is beyond salvaging.
Jamie S. Rich
August 15, 2013
There are zero surprises here, but a strong cast and a decent script add up to dependable entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Graham Young
Birmingham Mail
April 12, 2013
Just like Arnold Schwarzenegger was told his name was too big for movie posters, Marcus Markou's inspirational debut feature film has an impossible title on purpose.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Stella Papamichael
Radio Times
April 12, 2013
A late pitch at pathos isn't quite so convincing, but otherwise this is a fresh, funny and poignant snapshot of ethnic life in London.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Philip French
Observer (UK)
April 8, 2013
This flat, feelgood family story transposes the cliches of Zorba the Greek to the present day.
Rich Cline
April 5, 2013
Some meaty themes and complex performances add badly needed weight to this somewhat simplistic British comedy-drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express (UK)
April 4, 2013
It's a bit laboured and not funny enough but has charm and heart.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Gareth Hutchins
Little White Lies
April 4, 2013
In its favour, it's a movie with heart, charm and well-crafted characters.
Mike McCahill
April 4, 2013
It's a throwback, but relaxed, sweet and funny with it: a first feature that makes an impression by not pushing too hard to make an impression.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph (UK)
April 4, 2013
It gets by almost wholly on hangdog charm, but that's an underrated asset, and so is Dillane, delivering a terse and rueful performance that's typically excellent.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matthew Turner
April 4, 2013
Likeable British recession comedy enlivened by a strong support cast and a topical, engagingly feelgood central theme, though it's slightly let down by an underwritten script and a frustrating central performance from Stephen Dillane.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Siobhan Synnot
April 1, 2013
An undemanding comedy drama, but Stephen Dillane and Georges Corraface give crowd-pleasing performances.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Philip Kemp
Total Film
March 22, 2013
Yes, it's sentimental and predictable, but there's a warmth and charm about Marcus Markou's feature debut that makes it hard to resist.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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