Greek Pete
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Pete arrives in London with the hope of increasing his business as an escort, always up for it and always horny, a fantasy for those willing to pay. Not only is the money better in the big city, there are more opportunities to be had and Pete has goals and ambitions. He wants a flat in central London, a decent laptop and some good promotional photos to help with trade. If he works hard and becomes the best escort that he can be, perhaps a nomination at the 'World Escort Awards' in Los Angeles could be more than just a vague dream. His plans get complicated when he meets Londonboy Kai,… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 64%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Sometimes funny but more often sad, what emerges is the emptiness of these boys' lives."
‑ Paul Burston, Time Out
"The trouble is, we'll never really know whether this is truly an authentic window into the rent boys' world, or rather, a window into how they want you to view it."
‑ Amber Wilkinson, Eye for Film
"There is a kind of upfront honesty about this film, but also a sinking feeling that there is no real point to it."
‑ Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
"The line where Haigh's docu-dram crosses from fact into fiction isn't clearly drawn and this is where it falls down as a representation of life as a rent boy."
‑ Tim Evans, Sky Movies
"If the film truly were a documentary, we would at least know we were getting a picture of real life, albeit a not very enlightening one. Instead, we're stuck with an undramatic drama."
‑ Edward Porter, Sunday Times (UK)
"The overriding image we're left with is that of a rather shallow young man, operating in a depressingly dreary, soulless and risky environment about which we glean no real insights. And that probably wasn't what Haigh was trying to achieve."
‑ Ali Catterall, Film4
"It's a black comedy, full of great lines and it deserves to be a mainstream hit. What a shame that it's often unnecessarily graphic."
‑ Charlotte O'Sullivan, This is London
"Shot like a doc but clearly dramatised, this British film about a rentboy is colourfully entertaining, and it definitely has its moments. But it also becomes preachy as it goes on, and struggles to keep its central character engaging."
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
"The sex is tumescently explicit, the life dull and sad."
‑ Philip French, Observer [UK]
"It's basically a porn movie, though with slightly more developed characters than normal. It should do well on DVD in the video emporia of Old Compton Street, but don't expect it to light up the multiplexes in Romford."
‑ Toby Young, Times [UK]
"Greek Pete proves what we had long suspected. Life imitates Mike Leigh films, at least in Britain. So do many aspiring filmmakers when trying to look with wit and forlorn truthfulness at the reality of Britain"
‑ Nigel Andrews, Financial Times
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