Touch of Pink Reviews

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September 30, 2004
There are two crucial bits of miscasting, one bad, one good, both distracting.
September 10, 2004
Its plot is hackneyed and banal.
September 3, 2004
An uncomfortable jumble of Harvey, Bend It Like Beckham and The Birdcage.
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.
August 13, 2004
MacLachlan's strong jaw line and his valiant attempt to act so very Cary aren't enough to save this film.
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.
August 13, 2004
The movie pretty much collapses upon the fulcrum of Kyle MacLachlan's Cary Grant.
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?
August 6, 2004
Pleasant but predictable comedy.
August 5, 2004
Could have made more of its quirks, but for all its sincerity, it's just another banal coming-out movie.
July 30, 2004
Ian Iqbal Rashid's movie, flawed as it is, works precisely because of its fantasy elements.
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.
July 16, 2004
A true romantic comedy, closely following the formula of the Cary Grant/Rock Hudson/Doris Day movies of the late '50s and early '60s, Touch Of Pink relies more on witty dialogue and an underlying current of irony than on plot twists.
July 16, 2004
The story is tired, the comedy forced and the mother's larger-than-life quirks are an acquired taste.
July 16, 2004
A clever and big- hearted gay screwball comedy.
July 16, 2004
Amuses and delights far more than it fails to surprise.
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.
July 15, 2004
It takes a while for him to find the right pace and rhythm, but the overall result is diverting yet provocative, and Rashid is as strong a director of actors as he is a writer capable of creating complex, multifaceted characters.
July 15, 2004
For all the predictable devices ... as well as a plot that goes right, left, and idles on the train tracks, there's really enough going on here to sustain the film, even without Cary Grant. So he's a bonus, and a delightful one.
July 14, 2004
With closeted gay Muslim Canadian men so woefully underrepresented in romantic comedies, I'm inclined to swallow the marshmallow samosa that is Touch of Pink with a polite smile of international cooperation.
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