Miramax Films | Release Date: July 18, 2003
8.7
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Universal acclaim based on 100 Ratings
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FrankO.Jan 25, 2006
A great movie...seen it twice, once in theatre and once on television; enjoyed it just as much 2nd time, Ejiofor and Tautou were very good..kept my interest as to what was happening..good plot.
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ShivvahnaR.Apr 23, 2006
Great film that tackles the issues of illegal immagiants in a system that is used and abused by the corrupt. Beautiful performances which could have turned Sterotypical however became three dimensional characters through the wounderful Great film that tackles the issues of illegal immagiants in a system that is used and abused by the corrupt. Beautiful performances which could have turned Sterotypical however became three dimensional characters through the wounderful direction of Frears. A classic in the making. Expand
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AlanB.Mar 31, 2004
One of the ten best films of 2003. Chiwetel Ejiofor offers perhaps the best male performance of the year. A touching, sharply crafted story.
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PatSep 26, 2006
Great story, though the presentation is blunted. [***SPOILERS***]The cramming of most of Okwe's character development into the last 30 seconds of the film didn't work for me. There's an amazing tour de force in the middle of Great story, though the presentation is blunted. [***SPOILERS***]The cramming of most of Okwe's character development into the last 30 seconds of the film didn't work for me. There's an amazing tour de force in the middle of the film when an unexpected organ donor is found, but then the film proceeds to go back to sleep. Expand
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SpangleMar 4, 2016
Dirty Pretty Things is a stirring and moving portrayal of immigrants and how they can be exploited in their new nations. An at times tragic film, Dirty Pretty Things really elicits feelings of pathos quite often and also really manages toDirty Pretty Things is a stirring and moving portrayal of immigrants and how they can be exploited in their new nations. An at times tragic film, Dirty Pretty Things really elicits feelings of pathos quite often and also really manages to step on the gas at times with some incredibly thrilling sequences. Chiwetel Ejiofor and Audrey Tautou are both fantastic here and have adorable chemistry together. Their performances really make this film here, though the writing from Steven Knight and direction from Stephen Frears are both incredibly strong. On the whole, Dirty Pretty Things is a realistic and authentic look at immigrants and the struggles they face, which will truly move you and give you incredible amounts of sympathy for those facing these struggles in real life. A well made and well acted film, Dirty Pretty Things is both incredibly dramatic and thrilling and is a winner. Expand
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Compi24Aug 11, 2016
*tries to climb through a window and escape so I don't have to do this review.* Ugh. It's hard giving a movie a bad review. Especially when said movie contains a gallery of individuals that you unconditionally respect. Stephen Frears, Steven*tries to climb through a window and escape so I don't have to do this review.* Ugh. It's hard giving a movie a bad review. Especially when said movie contains a gallery of individuals that you unconditionally respect. Stephen Frears, Steven Knight, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Audrey Tautou - all are filmmakers, artists, and performers that I have incredible admiration for. But, the simple fact remains; I just couldn't get into "Dirty Pretty Things." It might've been the disjointed pacing, the generally ugly atmosphere and tone, the occasional stilted performance (Sorry, Audrey), or maybe a combination of all three. But it still just felt like there was some critical, interesting element missing from this film. Maybe it's just because I'm not British. Expand
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