The Look of Love
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The true tale of British adult magazine publisher and entrepreneur Paul Raymond (Steve Coogan of "24 Hour Party People", "The Trip"). A modern-day King Midas, Raymond became one of the richest men in Britain - at the cost of losing those closest to him. (c) IFC

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 55%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Frankly, the guy just isn't very interesting."
‑ Peter Keough, Boston Globe
"Director Michael Winterbottom and screenwriter Matt Greenhalgh provide the essential outline of Raymond's story, but they're a little too preoccupied with its glitzy aspects."
‑ J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader
"Coogan's own impersonation is precise, but the melancholy that finally engulfs Raymond is beyond him."
‑ Graham Fuller, Film Comment Magazine
"Coogan is adept at playing the cad, but Winterbottom gives him little else to do."
‑ Sean Means, Salt Lake Tribune
"It's structured around the question, "What went wrong?" but we can guess the answer about five minutes into the film."
‑ Chris Hewitt (St. Paul), St. Paul Pioneer Press
"Groovy period soundtrack aside, "The Look of Love" has almost nothing to say of any interest, importance or humor."
‑ Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune
"A puzzlingly misconceived biopic: a tasteful, subdued movie about a man who was as tasteless and unsubdued as they come."
‑ Dana Stevens, Slate
"The Look of Love comes off as an extremely standard biopic that seems to have emerged directly from a template for such films..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Coogan never comes close to disappearing into the character, leaving the whole movie teetering uneasily between campy naughtiness and empathetic character study."
‑ Marc Mohan, Oregonian
"U.K. man builds strip-club empire in tragic, mature biopic."
‑ S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media
"Double-billing comic and tragic tones, the biopic "The Look of Love" follows a father and a daughter over three decades in London's swinging Soho."
‑ Bill Stamets, Chicago Sun-Times
"Coogan turns in a fine dramatic performance in a role that calls for as much actual acting as wisecracking."
‑ Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post
"Steve Coogan's fourth collaboration with director Michael Winterbottom is a funny, visually inventive take on Britain's Hugh Hefner."
‑ James Verniere, Boston Herald
"It's a case of "fourth time unlucky" for frequent collaborators Michael Winterbottom and Steve Coogan. Well, "uninspired" might be more accurate."
‑ Curtis Woloschuk, Willamette Week
"Maybe there was a time when just boobs and money were sufficient to entertain. Not anymore."
‑ Mike D'Angelo, The Dissolve
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