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Dirty Pretty Things

Rated R for sexual content, disturbing images and language.

R In Theaters 07/18/2003 , 94min.
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March 08, 2013
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Fantastic...great story, great cast. Wonderful imagery, you won't soon forget double edged razor blades, after seeing this movie!

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A.O. Scott
The New York Times
This film has a conquering spirit. The dankness is replaced by an optimistic blast of sunlight at the end, a contrast to the earlier lighting dimmed with human misery. Mr. Frears blasts away the blight, though he doesn't have to work to restore Okwe's dignity. It shines through from the start. Full Review
Collin Levey
Wall Street Journal
The thriller aspect of this work, happily, doesn't overshadow its real beauty -- its stark portrayal of the nightmare despair of aliens, hunted, on edge, prepared to risk all for a new start. Full Review
David Edelstein
Slate
The whole movie is like that: gleaming, but with a whiff of the charnel house. Dirty Pretty Things doesn't quite cut to the bone, but it gets as far as a couple of vital organs. Full Review
David Stratton
Variety
An intelligent and extremely well-made romantic drama that tells an intriguing story with economy and insight. Full Review
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
Once again, Frears -- who has enjoyed a glorious run of diverse, good-quality movies, from "My Beautiful Laundrette" to "High Fidelity" -- has crafted a unique gem. Full Review

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