West Is West
West Is West (2011)

Manchester, North of England, 1975. The now much diminished, but still claustrophobic and dysfunctional, Khan family continues to struggle for survival. Sajid, the youngest Khan, the runt of the litter, is deep in pubescent crisis under… More

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Rated: PG
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: March 25, 2011
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Rotten Tomatoes™
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68%
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56%


Critic Score: 68% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

It takes some getting used to, but be patient: Within the madness, there's definitely a method, and rewards for the reaping.

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Philip French
Guardian

Broad, evasive and oppressively feelgood in tone, an affair over which veils should be drawn.

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Robbie Collin
News of the World

Ekes some gentle yuks out of culture clashes and father-son strife.

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David Jenkins
Time Out

With no culture-clash cliché left unplundered, Andy DeEmmony sets his camera to autopilot for a film which never decides who or what it's about.

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Allan Hunter
Daily Express

Not a perfect film but still entertaining in its own right.

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David Edwards
Daily Mirror [UK]

It amounts to an amiable enough way to kill a couple of hours, but that's about it.

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Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film

Although the comedy feels as broad as the Atlantic initially, once the main characters are transplanted to Pakistan things look up as the script begins to properly probe the emotional flaws of the characters rather than just opting for cheap laughs.

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Alistair Harkness
Scotsman

Once again, it is Puri's commanding presence that holds the film together, though as Sajid, young Aqib Khan has enough natural charm and confidence to make him an endearing scene-stealer.

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Zara Miller
Little White Lies

It may avoid politics, but something is stirring beneath the fart jokes and biracial blunders.

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Flixster Audience Score: 56% Flixster User Reviews
John Ballantine
Very cookie cutter in its approach. You could take any sentimental film from the last twenty years, replicate all the poignant scenes and come up with a film… More
Theta Sigma
For those who aren't aware of the original film, East Is East, released twelve years ago, was the story of the Anglo-Pakistani Khan family living in early… More
Leo L
Intriguing sequel to 'East is East', this film follows teenager Sajid, George, Ella, and Maneer in the homelands of the Khan patriarch. With Annie… More