Papadopoulos & Sons
Papadopoulos & Sons (2012)

Greek immigrant Harry Papadopoulos is a self-made millionaire with a lavish mansion house and extravagant lifestyle. But when the economic downturn hits, Harry suddenly loses everything. The one thing the bank cannot seize is the disused… More

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Critic Score: 77% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader

The cast is pleasant enough to enliven the generic material, though much of writer-director Marcus Markou's dialogue is beyond salvaging.

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Stella Papamichael
Radio Times

A late pitch at pathos isn't quite so convincing, but otherwise this is a fresh, funny and poignant snapshot of ethnic life in London.

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Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express

It's a bit laboured and not funny enough but has charm and heart.

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Jamie S. Rich
Oregonian

There are zero surprises here, but a strong cast and a decent script add up to dependable entertainment.

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Philip French
Observer [UK]

This flat, feelgood family story transposes the cliches of Zorba the Greek to the present day.

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Gareth Hutchins
Little White Lies

In its favour, it's a movie with heart, charm and well-crafted characters.

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Graham Young
Birmingham Mail

Just like Arnold Schwarzenegger was told his name was too big for movie posters, Marcus Markou's inspirational debut feature film has an impossible title on purpose.

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Rich Cline
Contactmusic.com

Some meaty themes and complex performances add badly needed weight to this somewhat simplistic British comedy-drama.

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Mike McCahill
Guardian

It's a throwback, but relaxed, sweet and funny with it: a first feature that makes an impression by not pushing too hard to make an impression.

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