Rag Tale

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29%

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47%

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A romance that plays out in the splashy, sensational world of British tabloids.

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Critic Reviews for Rag Tale

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (2)

  • Visually exhausting.

    Sep 20, 2005 | Full Review…

    Derek Elley

    Variety
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  • A dreadful misfire that assaults the eye and offends the ear with a scattershot cinematic style that suggests it was made using David Letterman's monkey-cam.

    Sep 20, 2005
  • There's enough going on in terms of plot and (roundly spot-on) performances to drive this fine addition to the newspaper movie sub-genre to its malignant conclusion.

    Apr 26, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • Rag Tale is packed with unseemly character who by sheer force of the performances are far more fascinating than the ludicrous plot.

    Apr 25, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • An intriguing set-up and a strong cast are completely squandered by a ludicrous plot and some truly atrocious camera work that renders the film literally unwatchable.

    Oct 8, 2005 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…
  • Even MTV knows to use seasick camerawork, jagged cutting and colour/monochrome shifts sparingly.

    Sep 24, 2005 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Rag Tale

  • Aug 21, 2007
    a fasinating look at fleet street, the newspaper district in london, set at one of the papers, simon callow, is a editor whos also having a affair with his boss wife who also works at the paper, and also in line with callow for promotion, while at same time a inportant piece about the royalfamily emerges, and conflicting interests arise as to wether they should run the story, so a little backstabbing emerges. a great look to this film hand held and ery jerky, really takes you into the action of the office, topical debates brought up, which brings this film into todays world, malcolm mcdowell great as the boss after his own interests, and jennifer jason lee, great as the out of her depth american having the affair, confirms all we know and think about the tabloids, in the uk, really bad,
    scott g Super Reviewer

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