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From Stephen Frears, the Oscar nominated director of The Grifters (Best Director, 1990) and Dangerous Liaisons; Dirty Pretty Things stars Audrey Tautou (Amelie) in a harrowing tale of struggle and survival for two immigrants who learn that everything is for sale in London's secret underworld. Part of an invisible working class, Nigerian exile Okwe (Chiwetel Ejiofor) and Turkish chambermaid Senay (Tautou) toil at a west London hotel that is full of illegal activity. Then late one night Okwe makes a shocking discovery, which creates an impossible dilemma and tests the limits of all they know. Honored with numerous European film awards and nominations - including wins at the London Critics Circle Film Awards and the Venice Film Festival - you'll find this gritty urban thriller to be thoroughly engrossing and impossible to forget.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 138
- Fresh: 130
- Rotten: 8
- Average Rating: 7.8/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: An intelligent and extremely well-made romantic drama that tells an intriguing story with economy and insight.
Fresh: If you go with the film -- and I did -- it will be because the quiet empathy of the central performances carries you over the plot holes.
Fresh: Throughout his career, Frears has taken chances, and only on rare occasions has he missed the mark. Dirty Pretty Things is right on target.
Fresh: An impressive mix of entertainment and social comment, spinning a great mystery even as it confronts an ugly world.
Raw gripping and moving story -- incredible performance from Chiwetel Ejiofor.
Audrey Tatou is amazing. I loved all her french films, and this is no different. I can't believe there is only one review. I wish I had time to write more…in short, SEE THIS MOVIE.
Audrey tautou is an amazing actress ... Very good movie
- Genre: Drama
- Released: 2003
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