Touch of Pink - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Touch of Pink Reviews

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Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
July 26, 2005
A mildly amusing gay comedy, with the only novel point of Cary Grant serving as a spiritual mentor; the rest is formula.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 29, 2005
...more self-congratulatory than genuinely edgy, and the best reason to see it is MacLachlan's tidy impersonation.
| Original Score: B
David Cornelius
eFilmCritic.com
January 12, 2005
[It's] a blend of trite plot points and obnoxious characters, held together by the notion that you should be watching something else instead.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
October 28, 2004
Rashid struggles with tone and pacing ... but his characters are so vivid and the romance so sweet that we forgive him.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
October 19, 2004
A cute, ineffectual film that breaks absolutely no new ground but enjoys itself as it skips down the familiar paths.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Sean P. Means
Salt Lake Tribune
October 8, 2004
Kyle MacLachlan's robust impersonation of Cary Grant is good for a laugh, but its overuse is just one of the crimes against this joyless cross-cultural gay romance.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
October 8, 2004
A too-familiar tale.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Steve Murray
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
September 30, 2004
There are two crucial bits of miscasting, one bad, one good, both distracting.
| Original Score: C+
Robert W. Butler
Kansas City Star
September 10, 2004
A gay romantic comedy so coyly inoffensive that it becomes offensive in its inoffensiveness.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Bruce Westbrook
Houston Chronicle
September 10, 2004
Its plot is hackneyed and banal.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Tom Long
Detroit News
September 3, 2004
An uncomfortable jumble of Harvey, Bend It Like Beckham and The Birdcage.
| Original Score: C-
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John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press
September 3, 2004
Much of the problem with Touch of Pink rests with Mistry, whose nice guy appeal registers even less than it did in his previous starring vehicles, The Guru and The Mystic Masseur.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
September 2, 2004
While MacLachlan captures Grant's regal confidence, his overenunciation and hammy gestures lean more into caricature than imitation.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Jen Chaney
Washington Post
August 13, 2004
MacLachlan's strong jaw line and his valiant attempt to act so very Cary aren't enough to save this film.
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Peter Debruge
Miami Herald
August 13, 2004
As much as it aspires to mimic the charm of old Cary Grant pictures, Touch of Pink is hardly worthy of comparison to even the least of Grant's films.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
August 13, 2004
The movie pretty much collapses upon the fulcrum of Kyle MacLachlan's Cary Grant.
Paul Doro
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
August 12, 2004
A harmless, lightweight romantic comedy that does everything that you expect it to.
| Original Score: 2/4
Laura Kelly
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
August 12, 2004
[A] gay dramedy that recycles a tired coming-out-of-the-closet plot and dabbles in Eastern-Western culture clash.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
August 12, 2004
How can [Rashid's] admittedly playful anti-Hollywood fantasy theme stick, when the movie itself is so saturated in big-studio values, fantasies and hokum and shot in a lower-budget approximation of the 1960s Hollywood style?
| Original Score: 1.5/4
David Noh
Film Journal International
August 8, 2004
Hysterically pitched and woefully lacking in scripted wit.
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