Lions Gate Films | Release Date: May 11, 2001 CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION
57
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Mixed or average reviews based on 19 Critics
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11
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100
The film is never less than a satisfying mix of compelling entertainment and social critique. The performances are uniformly superb.
75
Full of pungent and telling observation.
75
The reason Bread and Roses works as well as it does is that as didactic as it sometimes gets, its heart is always bigger than its ideology.
63
As is often the case in Loach's films, all the acting is exemplary. Padilla, who learned English only shortly before making the film, is a natural actress, a smoldering presence.