Mixed or average reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 23
  2. Negative: 6 out of 23
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  1. 75
    A clever and big- hearted gay screwball comedy.
  2. Reviewed by: Leah McLaren
    Tasty and sweet, if a little on the mild side.
  3. Reviewed by: G. Allen Johnson
    First-time feature director Rashid has made a piece of eye candy that's irresistible. The point of this film may be to embrace reality, but frankly, who needs it?
  4. Reviewed by: Winda Benedetti
    A film that turns a comedic eye on the cultural, sexual and generational gaps that divide families and lovers and just generally make life the tricky mess it so often is.
  5. What makes the film so much fun is an ingenious plot device embedded in Rashid's sharply observed screenplay.
  6. Whatever your orientation, these bosom buddies are bound to charm you, and perhaps by joining them, the very talented MacLachlan may continue to find work.
  7. 70
    It's formulaic but still fun, thanks to the quick and genial players.
  8. Rashid's optimistic fairy tale is inventive, in a show-queen way.
  9. 67
    To MacLachlan's credit, his impersonation of the indomitable is serviceable, although it must be said that the role is weirder than anything David Lynch ever dreamed up for him.
  10. Reviewed by: Staff (Not credited)
    Rashid's love of cinema is obvious in every frame. He interweaves nostalgia with modern subject matter. Pace and comic timing are perfect.
  11. Lively and often comical.
  12. 50
    An hour and a half of cultural and sexual headaches only barely leavened by MacLachlan's performance.
  13. 50
    A tepid variation on the rash of cartoonishly drawn Indian-Anglo culture-clash comedies afflicting both sides of the Atlantic.
  14. Reviewed by: Jorge Morales
    Presumably writer-director Ian Iqbal Rashid chose Grant because Bogie's been done, but that didn't stop him from lifting Touch of Pink's plot wholesale from "The Wedding Banquet."
  15. 40
    Touch of Pink is really a big glob of "The Wedding Banquet," with some "Will & Grace" mixed in to remind us that gay people are actually quaintly neurotic and funny once you get to know them.
  16. Except for the piquant garnish of Mr. MacLachlan, the movie, written and directed by Ian Iqbal Rashid, is barely a cut above an amateur production. The attempts at humor fizzle, and the performances are wooden and overstated.
  17. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    You may give up on Ian Iqbal Rashid's feature debut long before things get interesting, courtesy of a distracting conceit that shatters whatever spell the hackneyed premise might cast.
  18. Sweet-tempered but superficial.
  19. Reviewed by: Jen Chaney
    Unfortunately, MacLachlan's strong jaw line and his valiant attempt to act so very Cary aren't enough to save this film from stumbling over the many cliches in its part-screwball, part-melodrama plotline.
  20. Even MacLachlan's surprisingly witty performance can't compensate for the trite screenplay and Mistry's lack of charisma.
  21. The story is tired, the comedy forced and the mother's larger-than-life quirks are an acquired taste.
  22. Reviewed by: Peter Debruge
    Alas, 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.
  23. It goes so far -- way too far -- as having a known actor play Grant.

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