My Name Is Joe (Mein Name ist Joe)
My Name Is Joe (Mein Name ist Joe) (1999)

Actor Peter Mullan won the 1998 Cannes Film Festival "Best Actor" award with this film, directed by Ken Loach (Carla's Song, Ladybird, Ladybird). The drama is set in Possilpark, one of Glasgow's poorest neighborhoods, a… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: June 15, 1999
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Critic Score: 88% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Dan Jardine
Cinemania

Loach in fine form, at the peak of his craft. Proletarian realism does not get better than this.

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Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

powerful and intensely moving

Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com

Loach's keen eye for unpolished reality and Mullan's passionate, well-modulated turn keep the film well worth watching.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Another great achievement from England's Ken Loach.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Portrays the invisible class barriers and ways of seeing the world that can hobble the future of hopeful lovers.

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Dustin Putman
DustinPutman.com

Plays well as both a romance and a portrait of a lonely man coming to terms with the mistakes in his life.

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Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

Ken Loach at his best.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It was a good idea having subtitles, because the heavy Scottish accents are very difficult to understand.

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Arthur Lazere
culturevulture.net

Mullan has a combination of good looks, virility, and sensitivity all at once - a terrific package.

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Flixster Audience Score: 86% Flixster User Reviews
Anthony Lawrie
Ken Loach is one of the best directors in the world and Peter Mullan is one of the best actors in the world. This was always going to be great. An overlooked… More
John Ballantine
Not bad. Not bad. A bit of a dip for Loach but there is enough to sustain your interest here.