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The Look of Love Reviews

August 1, 2013
Frankly, the guy just isn't very interesting.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 18, 2013
Groovy period soundtrack aside, "The Look of Love" has almost nothing to say of any interest, importance or humor.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
July 12, 2013
Double-billing comic and tragic tones, the biopic "The Look of Love" follows a father and a daughter over three decades in London's swinging Soho.
July 11, 2013
Director Michael Winterbottom and screenwriter Matt Greenhalgh provide the essential outline of Raymond's story, but they're a little too preoccupied with its glitzy aspects.
July 8, 2013
A puzzlingly misconceived biopic: a tasteful, subdued movie about a man who was as tasteless and unsubdued as they come.
July 5, 2013
Coogan turns in a fine dramatic performance in a role that calls for as much actual acting as wisecracking.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 5, 2013
[Winterbottom] never really illuminates the man - or helps explain the fixed, intensely probing gaze of that title.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
July 4, 2013
Compelling entertainment, as any biopic about Paul Raymond ought to be.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 4, 2013
A keenly observed period piece that keeps a celebrity journalist's distance from its subject.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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July 4, 2013
Not only is Coogan not pushing himself, he often seems barely engaged, playing Raymond as a man of less than life size.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
July 3, 2013
A curiously uninvolving affair.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
July 3, 2013
Ultimately more compelling as a long, colorful look at Swinging London in the 1960s than as autobiographical drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 2, 2013
Coogan's portrayal is heartfelt, but The Look of Love rarely exploits its star's comedic dexterity.
July 2, 2013
Zippy and saturated with soft-core nudity, The Look of Love isn't hard to watch ...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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
January 22, 2013
Steve Coogan's performance is consistently amusing, but the poignant dimensions the director appears to be seeking don't quite come together.
January 22, 2013
Though all the performances are very good, much of Look's entertainment value comes from an impressive tech package that captures the shifting fashions of swinger-favored pop-culture garishness over the pic's roughly 25-year period.