Looking for Eric
Looking for Eric (2010)

A man trying to put his life back on track gets some advice from an unexpected benefactor in this comedy drama from acclaimed British director Ken Loach. Eric Bishop (Steve Evets) is a postman living in Manchester whose life has been slowly… More

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Rated: G
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Release Date: May 14, 2010
DVD Release Date: October 12, 2009
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Critic Score: 85% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Ken Loach's latest is an uplifting, entertaining and amusing socio-drama featuring a match-winning performance from Eric Cantona.

J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

[A] well-meaning misfire.

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Jonathan F. Richards

The motley crew of buddies, played by a passel of Manchester stand-up comedians, is a distinctive and amusing lot, and Evets does a great job in the lead

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Softly goes to the heart of its working-class survivors as just so much mush.

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

The film feels a little slow at times, but its characters always seem real, and the final scene is genuinely heartwarming...

Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

Loach strains hard for fun in Looking for Eric, but he's like a jokester who doesn't know how to tell a joke.

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Emanuel Levy

Lighter than the usual Ken Loach feature, Looking for Eric marks a departure of sorts for the solemn director, but ultimately, it's a minor work.

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

In a rousing change of pace, England's master of dramatized poverty, marginalization and despair dabbles in comedy, fantasy, soccer and wish-fulfillment, with charming, audience-pleasing results.

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

Looking for Eric emerges as a portrait of a world and a way of life.

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Don Groves

Whimsical tale of two Erics is a winner.

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Flixster Audience Score: 77% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
A delightful and amazingly engaging tragicomedy that blends sadness, tenderness and a lot of humor to deliver this heart-warming story that benefits from some… More
Mark Walker
The master of British working class cinema Ken Loach offers up a more light-hearted little film in the wake of his hard hitting Irish revolutionary film… More
Joel Kelly
Looking for Eric is a gritty and realistic comedy-drama, which doesn't sacrifice laughter in-spite of all the glumness. Eric Bishop is a typical miserable… More
Gordon Anderson
Very average Loach film enlivened by a winning central performance from Evets and let down by a daft gun crime subplot which seems to have wondered in from a… More
Reza Mohseni
An undeniable amusing feel good movie and Ken Loach's most entertaining one.Most of Loach's greatness is due to his screenwriter,who once again did a… More
William Sleet
Not the best thing Ken Loach has given us (verging on winsome) but laugh out loud funny and quite moving all the same. And if smoking weed makes Eric Cantona… More