Touch of Pink - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Touch of Pink Reviews

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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
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
August 5, 2004
Contrived and stodgy, Touch of Pink starts with an expectation- loweringly awful idea and then executes it poorly.
Read More | Original Score: 0/4
Nick Schager
July 13, 2004
Color me unconvinced.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Eric D. Snider
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+
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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.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
July 30, 2004
It's all wearisome and pathetic.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
David Cornelius
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
Brent Simon
Entertainment Today
July 19, 2004
Middling screwball comic fantasia... a passable indie film calling card perhaps suited more for casting directors and potentially adventurous directors than general audiences.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Erik Childress
February 18, 2004
Romantic Gay Muslim Screwball Retro Comedies should at least have the foresight to deliver on half the genre labels it establishes for itself.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Gabriel Shanks
Mixed Reviews
July 18, 2004
I'd like to believe that the world has moved past being scandalized by otherness -- Those nutty Indians! Those outrageous gays! -- but Touch of Pink doesn't think so.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Rob Blackwelder
July 31, 2004
Oh, goodie, another "my old-country ethnic family doesn't understand me" comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Jeanne Aufmuth
Palo Alto Weekly
August 3, 2004
A hit-and-miss affair that has its heart in the right place but treads a razor thin line between romantic and ridiculous.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
July 15, 2004
The only real touch of class in the rickety little romantic comedy is Kyle MacLachlan's dead-on impersonation of Cary Grant's ghost.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
July 23, 2004
There are hundreds of reasons for and possibilities in reupholstering romantic comedies with a queer eye, but the movies like Touch of Pink are too busy teaching feel-good lessons to even try.
Full Review | 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?
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Tom Long
Detroit News
September 3, 2004
An uncomfortable jumble of Harvey, Bend It Like Beckham and The Birdcage.
Read More | Original Score: C-
August 6, 2004
Exploring the relationships between the three principles is where the movie works best... Touch Of Pink could have a touch less fantasy and a touch more realism.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Ariana Falk
Dallas Morning News
August 5, 2004
Could have made more of its quirks, but for all its sincerity, it's just another banal coming-out movie.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Jorge Morales
Village Voice
July 13, 2004
Just imagine all the screwball possibilities -- they're squandered here.
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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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