Greek Pete
Greek Pete (2009)

Pete arrives in London with the hope of increasing his business as an escort, always up for it and always horny, a fantasy for those willing to pay. Not only is the money better in the big city, there are more opportunities to be had and… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: April 21, 2009
DVD Release Date: May 4, 2010
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Critic Score: 64% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Paul Burston
Time Out

Sometimes funny but more often sad, what emerges is the emptiness of these boys' lives.

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Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film

The trouble is, we'll never really know whether this is truly an authentic window into the rent boys' world, or rather, a window into how they want you to view it.

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Peter Bradshaw

There is a kind of upfront honesty about this film, but also a sinking feeling that there is no real point to it.

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Edward Porter
Sunday Times (UK)

If the film truly were a documentary, we would at least know we were getting a picture of real life, albeit a not very enlightening one. Instead, we're stuck with an undramatic drama.

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Ali Catterall

The overriding image we're left with is that of a rather shallow young man, operating in a depressingly dreary, soulless and risky environment about which we glean no real insights. And that probably wasn't what Haigh was trying to achieve.

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Charlotte O'Sullivan
London Evening Standard

It's a black comedy, full of great lines and it deserves to be a mainstream hit. What a shame that it's often unnecessarily graphic.

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Philip French
Observer (UK)

The sex is tumescently explicit, the life dull and sad.

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Toby Young
Times (UK)

It's basically a porn movie, though with slightly more developed characters than normal. It should do well on DVD in the video emporia of Old Compton Street, but don't expect it to light up the multiplexes in Romford.

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Nigel Andrews
Financial Times

Greek Pete proves what we had long suspected. Life imitates Mike Leigh films, at least in Britain. So do many aspiring filmmakers when trying to look with wit and forlorn truthfulness at the reality of Britain

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Flixster Audience Score: 33% Flixster User Reviews
Robert C
A well made, riveting (somewhat graphic) look at the life of a British "rent boy". It is anything but glamorous, too spite the way Pete talks it… More