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A Taste of Honey Reviews

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Armond White
Out Magazine
August 22, 2016
The most deeply felt part of A Taste of Honey is its love story between soul mates - white, black, female, male, straight, and gay...Melvin's Geoff is an achingly believable character, heroic for his time - and ours, too. We owe a debt of gratitude.
Witney Seibold
CraveOnline
August 18, 2016
[There are] no weeping martyrs or brave romantic souls. It deals with real people, complete in their human complexity, their dumb choices, their damaging outbursts, their illogical desires, and their emotional honesty.
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
August 12, 2016
Pushed the culture-shock of kitchen-sink drama further with its female protagonist and depictions and discussions of interracial coupling, teen pregnancy, the possibility of abortion, and homosexuality. [Criterion Blu-ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
May 22, 2009
It might have been daring during its time, but is now outdated.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Variety Staff
Variety
March 26, 2009
[A Taste of Honey] has an earthy gusto and sincerity that lift its somewhat downbeat theme and drab surroundings.
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
June 20, 2005
Though outdated, this offebat, well-acted melodrama was a significant work in the British school of Kitchen Sink realism and in the career of Tony Richardson (better known for Tom Jones).
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Phil Hall
Film Threat
May 5, 2005
Raw, poignant, powerful. One of the very best.
| Original Score: 5/5

TV Guide
July 30, 2003
A taste of the British "Kitchen Sink" school at its best.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Jon Fortgang
Film4
May 24, 2003
Skilful performances, subtle visuals and the power of Delaney's writing all contribute to a landmark in British cinema.
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A.H. Weiler
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Freed from the constricting confines of the stage, the shining honesty, the trials, the disenchantment of the drama's low-born Lancashire principals have become all the more striking and true.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
November 19, 2002
Tushingham's performance and lovely, open face are still a tonic.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
A perfect example of how the 'New British Cinema' of the late '50s and early '60s has dated and become almost unwatchable.
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
January 1, 2000
Tony Richardson, who directed this mess, was once quoted as saying, "The British cinema is the worst in the world," and he was in a position to know.
MFB Critics
Monthly Film Bulletin
February 16, 2016
A Taste of Honey, tart and lively around the edges and bitter at the core, is Richardson's best film to date.
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