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A Taste of Honey Reviews

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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.
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.
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.
March 26, 2009
[A Taste of Honey] has an earthy gusto and sincerity that lift its somewhat downbeat theme and drab surroundings.
May 24, 2003
Skilful performances, subtle visuals and the power of Delaney's writing all contribute to a landmark in British cinema.
May 22, 2009
It might have been daring during its time, but is now outdated.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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
May 5, 2005
Raw, poignant, powerful. One of the very best.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
September 17, 2016
The actors are all exceptional in a film that's as quietly humorous as it is gently moving.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 19, 2002
Tushingham's performance and lovely, open face are still a tonic.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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
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Though outdated, this offebat, well-acted melodrama was a significant work in the British school of Kitchen Sink realism and in the career of Tony Richardson (better known for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+
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.
March 20, 2017
A near-classic of postadolescent confusion and longing.
July 30, 2003
A taste of the British "Kitchen Sink" school at its best.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
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