Bread and Roses
Bread and Roses (2001)

A young Mexican woman crosses the border into LA to join her sister, who works as a janitor in some of the city's largest corporate offices. Surrounded by the machinations of big business, the sisters seek happiness on a smaller but… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: May 11, 2001
DVD Release Date: November 27, 2001
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Critic Score: 65% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Bread and Roses has powerful moments, but it also sometimes descends into preachiness.

Desson Thomson
Washington Post

There's every reason to watch Bread and Roses

Jay Carr
Boston Globe

As didactic as it sometimes gets, its heart is always bigger than its ideology.

Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

...less dogmatic and milder than most of Loach's work, with a kind of sweet dignity about it

Susan Stark
Detroit News

Loach treats [the story] as a late-breaking sidebar to a narrative that essentially amounts to a tract on the glories of unskilled trade unionism.

Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle

Loach and screenwriter Paul Laverty draw everything in simplistic, overstated terms.

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Jeremy Heilman

It doesn't really succeed in illustrating the workers' plights in a way that is ultimately sympathetic.

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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press

Isn't a bad movie, just a painfully obvious one.

Louis B. Parks
Houston Chronicle

There are many intimate scenes that make the characters of Sam, Rosa and Maya very personal.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

At times "Bread and Roses" looks disingenuous...

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Flixster Audience Score: 79% Flixster User Reviews
Daisy Maduro
Bread and Roses, another movie directed by Ken Loach, only this time he used American location.It felt strange as he was used to present Irish, English or… More
Leo L
A great film!
Marion Ravenwood
I only watched this becuase Adrien Brody came out. The lead actress just wasn't interesting to me. I didn't care about her character's plight. It… More
Dimitris Springer
Repressing proletarians,oh you Loach.A political innovator of cinematic beauty and justice,Loach stumbles upon the U.S. disorder which is obviously a great… More

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