Hideous Kinky
Hideous Kinky (1998)

Gillies MacKinnon directed this $5.6 million production with a screenplay by his brother, Billy MacKinnon. The film adapts the 1992 autobiographical novel by Esther Freud (Sigmund Freud's granddaughter) about hippie misadventures in… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: October 26, 1999
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Critic Score: 65% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Lisa Alspector
Chicago Reader

The fusion of dream sequences and evocative landscapes makes the characters' feverish sense of living at the edge of reality contagious.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

MacKinnon draws terrific performances from all involved (Winslet bravely refusing to court our sympathies), lets character, mood and meaning take precedence over story, and assembles a great music track as a bonus. Spot on.

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Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide

The film's gradual slide into a darker vision of the casual selfishness and presumption that often lay at the heart of Westerners' mind-bending journeys to the East is subtle and quietly devastating.

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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly

Kate Winslet, luscious in a brilliantly colored caftan and flushed from the heat of an African sun, makes a beautiful hippie, circa 1972, in Hideous Kinky.

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Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture

It augurs well for the long-term integrity of her career that Winslet in this movie doesn't try to ingratiate herself with the audience.

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Film4

It presents a dull life amid colourful surroundings.

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Lisa Nesselson
Variety

Kate Winslet continues an uninterrupted line of fine performances with the modest yet affecting Hideous Kinky.

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James Berardinelli
ReelViews

While there are all the usual misadventures and colorful characters, the mother/daughter and sister/sister bonds form the gel that holds everything together and gives Hideous Kinky a unique identity.

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Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com

A picturesque travelogue of some substance.

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Flixster Audience Score: 60% Flixster User Reviews
Megan S
I enjoyed the movie. I watched it a while ago so I don't have much to offer. I remember thinking that it was very pretty. The young girls were adorable.
Joey Nevarez
There's really not going alot in this movie. It's over an hour in till something actually happens. To be honest, if it was anyone else but Kate… More
Lady D'arbanville
An enjoyable performance by Kate Winslett, who plays the part of a hippie mother living in Marrakesh with her two daughters, struggling to earn money from day… More
Marcus Woolcott
Hippie twaddle
Michael Gildea
The only highlights of Hideous Kinky were a shot of Kate Winslet's boobs and a few slightly amusing scenes. Not anything to base an entire movie off of.… More
Sarah Prisbylla
I don't think this is something I'd come back to and watch over and over again. But Kate Winslet was great as a self-centered and, at times,… More