Sparkle (2010)

From the directors of Lawless Heart comes SPARKLE, a hilarious and heart-warming comedy about life, love, and getting ahead in the twenty-first century. Sam Sparkes (Shaun Evans) is a 22 year old with ambitions: move to London and join the… More

Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: September 7, 2010
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Critic Score: 78% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Derek Elley

Though on paper the movie sounds like a slick relationship comedy, it plays much more realistically.

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Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

Strongly natural performances and a likeable cast, plus a subtle examination of more serious themes, make it well worth seeing.

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Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph

Low-budget with a subtle script and real, rounded characters.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

Most effective when the deceits perpetrated not just by Sam but by several others begin to take their wretched toll, and a real sense of pain intrudes.

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Derek Malcolm
This is London

A little more cinematic flair might have made Sparkle live up to its title better.

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Martin Hoyle
Financial Times

Inertly plotted, haltingly paced, further embarrassed by Bob Hoskins in shyly lovesick mode, this broken-backed mess is fitfully illuminated by Anthony Head in a camp turn and the American Stockard Channing, her style as immaculate as her English accent.

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Philip French
Observer [UK]

Sparkle it doesn't, but it's well performed.

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Neil Smith

The Graduate comes to London in this thoughtful Britcom.

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Peter Bradshaw

Funny, likable and watchable, with some nice performances, particularly from Bob Hoskins as a lovelorn older man.

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Flixster Audience Score: 44% Flixster User Reviews
Gordon Anderson
A stellar supporting cast try to lift this above the mundane but the hackneyed script shackles it to dullsville.