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The Look of Love Reviews

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April 28, 2013
A disappointingly crude and shallow biography ...
April 26, 2013
This version of the baron isn't even allowed to become anything so interesting as an enigma. It's Steve Coogan - only less so.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 26, 2013
It's more than a disappointment -- it's a puzzlement. How did Michael Winterbottom, who's made so many intriguing movies that veer well away from the cautious, make a film so tediously conservative...?
April 26, 2013
Michael Winterbottom vividly recreates swinging 1960s London in this biopic about one of Soho's most notorious figures. It's a lively and attention-grabbing film, but the cast and filmmakers never create a character we can identify with or care about.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
April 26, 2013
The net result might be an over-stretched story lacking in drama and tension, but it's also a good period study with a fine central performance from the maturing Coogan.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 25, 2013
Director Michael Winterbottom has achieved the impossible: he has made a biopic of Paul Raymond, Britain's most colourful porn baron, that's unobservant, unerotic and dull.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
April 25, 2013
Steve Coogan delivers a knock-out performance that renders the central figure in all of his complexity - at once admirable, deplorable and pitiable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
April 25, 2013
This is a shallow but watchable movie, and it nicely conveys the world of semi-respectable Soho porn, sadder and tattier than its sleazier end, with its desperate champagne lunches and dreary afternoon hangovers.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 25, 2013
It's all basically a way of getting some exceptionally nice knockers onto the screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 25, 2013
If Raymond remains elusive his daughter Debbie blazes with an intensity that elevates the picture into much more dramatic and disturbing territory.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 25, 2013
Raymond would probably have approved - which might not be such a good thing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 24, 2013
Paints a profoundly sad portrait of a fascinating Soho figure.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 24, 2013
Quips aside, there's a disappointing lack of depth to the characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
April 24, 2013
Devastating proof that money can't buy you happiness is delivered in this chronicle of the life of British porn baron and property emperor Paul Raymond.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 24, 2013
As per previous Winterbottom/Coogan collaborations, the vibe here is loose and episodic.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
April 24, 2013
There's something a bit over-familiar here - in a solidly entertaining, made-for-telly, nothing-we-haven't-seen-before, way.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 23, 2013
Coogan puts in a restrained turn as the puddle-deep soft porn billionaire who only occasionally brings to mind a certain Norfolk DJ. But he's such a cold fish it's hard to care about his impending fall.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 22, 2013
A solid, straightforward biopic about a fascinating individual and his destructive relationships, with strong performances and a healthy sense of naffness.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 22, 2013
The unavoidable flickers of Alan Partridge often shine through, but that doesn't hinder Coogan from being an excellent, avuncular guide for this tour through the life of a man once dubbed The King of Soho.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 19, 2013
The Soho of the Seventies is lovingly recreated, Coogan sports a truly dreadful mullet, and there's a lovely cameo by David Walliams as a salacious vicar.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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