Brick Lane
Brick Lane (2008)

The story of a beautiful young Bangladeshi woman, Nazneen, who arrives in 1980s London, leaving behind her beloved sister and home, for an arranged marriage and a new life. Trapped within the four walls of her flat in East London, and in a… More

Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: June 20, 2008
DVD Release Date: January 13, 2009
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Critic Score: 66% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Frustratingly slow-moving, but ultimately saved by Chatterjee's solid acting and Gavron's gentle patience.

Susan Walker
Toronto Star

Kaushik is remarkable as Chanu, a role that demands he be a buffoonish, yet loving man, intelligent beneath his self-aggrandizing attitudes, oversized ambitions and determined cheerfulness.

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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

[A] quietly observant and quite beautiful adaptation of the Monica Ali novel.

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Kelly Vance
East Bay Express

A warm bath in comfortable platitudes.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

Small, intimate and achingly modern, Brick Lane is a lovely study involving both one woman's awakening and the inevitability of cross-cultural pollination.

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Peter Schilling
Minneapolis Star Tribune

As the plot unfolds, it becomes apparent that director Sarah Gavron also finds attractive people more sympathetic, and this is Brick Lane's undoing.

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Kevin Courrier
Boxoffice Magazine

A blandly earnest coming-of-age story.

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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post

Brick Lane is a grown-up movie. It recognizes that there are different kinds of love and that some of them don't involve happily-ever-afters.

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Annie Wagner
The Stranger (Seattle, WA)

What [Brick Lane] lacks in ambition, it makes up in intimacy.

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Liz Braun
Jam! Movies

Brick Lane is lovely to look at and the performances, particularly from Chatterjee and Kaushik, are delightful.

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Flixster Audience Score: 60% Flixster User Reviews
Lady D'arbanville
As a Westernised woman watching this film you really feel a sense of imprisionment and control the main character felt within the marriage and you really see… More
Ross Collins
A look into the life of a Bangladeshi immigrant living in Brick Lane, London, with her family & husband from an arranged marriage. It's a fairly… More
Wahida K
A very touching story about a Woman filled with Hopes and Dreams which are shattered in to thousand pieces later.
Kylie B
Good as a stand alone, but stilted if you view it as an adaptation.
Jens S.
This calm and quiet film tells the story of a Bangladeshi woman that gets married to far away London, where we find her 16 years later with husband and… More
Walter M.
In "Brick Lane," Nazneen(Tannishtha Chatterjee) has been living in London for the past sixteen years since the suicide of her mother and an arranged… More

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