Miss Lovely
Miss Lovely (2014)

Delving deep into the underbelly of India's film industry, where back-alley producers churn out everything from pulpy horror movies to soft-core porn, MISS LOVELY takes us back to the Mumbai of the 1980s with lurid detail and… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: June 20, 2014
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Critic Score: 54% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Alissa Simon
Variety

An atmospheric tragedy set in the sordid world of Bombay's exploitation-film industry during the late 1980s.

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Farran Smith Nehme
New York Post

The "Miss Lovely" script's a set of pulpy contrivances padded out for thematic oomph, but director Ashim Ahluwalia has serious visual flair, and that keeps you watching.

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Josh Kupecki
Austin Chronicle

Elliptical, authentic, and with a strong palate of visual flair, Miss Lovely can be a confusing concoction at times, but it is never boring.

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Nicolas Rapold
New York Times

Though not pretentious, [the] film feels a tad overthought, held back somehow by a stubborn, dour obscurity clouding its freshly realized, lurid milieu.

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Nick Schager
Village Voice

Florid direction, lurid atmosphere, and reckless passions all contribute to the intoxicating deliriousness of Miss Lovely, a thriller set in 1980s India's B-movie industry.

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Monica Castillo
Movie Mezzanine

For the price of a cheap pleasure like a movie, Miss Lovely is worth every penny.

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Martin Tsai
Los Angeles Times

Ahluwalia's documentarian background and extensive research make believable even clichés like sibling rivalry and the "All About Eve" catfight for attention among the actresses.

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Tom Keogh
Seattle Times

What it is exactly is a little uncertain, given the film's curiously sluggish pace for a retro-thriller and discouragingly murky camerawork that makes action sequences, especially, hard to follow.

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David Ehrlich
The Dissolve

[Miss Lovely] isn't always appetizing, but Ahluwalia's commitment to accurately capturing the era's aesthetic almost compensates for his failure to mine a good story from a great setting.

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