My Name Is Joe (Mein Name ist Joe)
My Name Is Joe (Mein Name ist Joe) (1999)

Actor Peter Mullan won the 1998 Cannes Film Festival "Best Actor" award with this film, directed by Ken Loach (Carla's Song, Ladybird, Ladybird). The drama is set in Possilpark, one of Glasgow's poorest neighborhoods, a… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: February 5, 1999
DVD Release Date: June 15, 1999
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Critic Score: 88% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Dan Jardine

Loach in fine form, at the peak of his craft. Proletarian realism does not get better than this.

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Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

powerful and intensely moving

Richard Porton
Film Journal International

An uneasy mesh of character-driven privileged moments and occasionally muddled melodrama.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Another great achievement from England's Ken Loach.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Portrays the invisible class barriers and ways of seeing the world that can hobble the future of hopeful lovers.

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Arthur Lazere

Mullan has a combination of good looks, virility, and sensitivity all at once - a terrific package.

Cole Smithey

Ken Loach at his best.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It was a good idea having subtitles, because the heavy Scottish accents are very difficult to understand.

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Dustin Putman

Plays well as both a romance and a portrait of a lonely man coming to terms with the mistakes in his life.

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Flixster Audience Score: 86% Flixster User Reviews
John Ballantine
Not bad. Not bad. A bit of a dip for Loach but there is enough to sustain your interest here.