West Is West
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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 heavy assault both from his father's tyrannical insistence on Pakistani tradition, and from the fierce bullies in the schoolyard. So, in a last, desperate attempt to 'sort him out', his father decides to pack him off to Mrs. Khan No. 1 -- the wife and daughters he had abandoned 30 years earlier and their family in the Punjab. It is not long before… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 68%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It takes some getting used to, but be patient: Within the madness, there's definitely a method, and rewards for the reaping."
‑ Rick Groen, Globe and Mail
"Broad, evasive and oppressively feelgood in tone, an affair over which veils should be drawn."
‑ Philip French, Guardian
"Ekes some gentle yuks out of culture clashes and father-son strife."
‑ Robbie Collin, News of the World
"Perhaps it doesn't have the novelty of the first film, but it's refreshingly un-parochial, with charm and fun, and Bassett and Puri are reliably excellent."
‑ Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
"The humour has broadened as surely as the vision and human authenticity have narrowed."
‑ Nigel Andrews, Financial Times
"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."
‑ David Jenkins, Time Out
"Not a perfect film but still entertaining in its own right."
‑ Allan Hunter, Daily Express
"It amounts to an amiable enough way to kill a couple of hours, but that's about it."
‑ David Edwards, Daily Mirror [UK]
"West is West is full of delights: Peter Robertson's airy cinematography is casually gorgeous, the Hindi film songs on the soundtrack are delightful, and the acting consistently top-notch."
‑ Sukhdev Sandhu, Daily Telegraph
"It's colourfully shot, with a few witty lines, and pretty watchable. It's just not as good as the original."
‑ , Birmingham Post
"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."
‑ Amber Wilkinson, Eye for Film
"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."
‑ Alistair Harkness, Scotsman
"It may avoid politics, but something is stirring beneath the fart jokes and biracial blunders."
‑ Zara Miller, Little White Lies
"By trying to do something different with the characters, the film omits much of the good-hearted yet slightly edgy laughter we enjoyed so much the first time round."
‑ Trevor Johnston, Radio Times
"Its heart is definitely in the right place. But there's more to comedy than funny accents. And daubing on Eastern profundities like lumpy henna won't cover the cracks."
‑ Elliott Noble, Sky Movies
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