Pimp (2010)

Danny Dyer and Robert Cavanah star in this tense thriller about a once-successful Soho pimp caught in a treacherous world of dangerous criminals and lethal femme fatales.

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Rated: Unrated
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DVD Release Date: May 24, 2010
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David Jenkins
Time Out

With its excessive levels of casual racism, sexism and homophobia, the film feels like nothing more than a rejected 'Derek and Clive' sketch that's been stripped of eloquence and irony and calibrated instead for cheap, leery laughs.

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Anthony Quinn
Independent (UK)

The plot, concerning the identity of a snuff-movie killer, is a gruesome mixture of sexual sadism and sentimentality, made even less palatable by dialogue of quarter-witted aggression.

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Ellen E Jones
Total Film

You wouldn't think a film could actually be both very boring and very offensive. Pimp is that paradox made flesh

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London Evening Standard

Everything about this supposedly raw exposť feels like yesterday's news.

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Antonia Quirke
Financial Times

Awful -- bad acting, the worst kind of cockney clichťs.

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Tim Evans
Sky Cinema

For a film that limply purports to lift the lid on the sordid world of Soho sex trafficking this dismal offering is chock full of rank misogyny.

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Allan Hunter
Daily Express (UK)

Tight close-ups and direct-to- camera confessionals are the order of the day in a film so peppered with sleazy sex, casual violence and endless swearing that it comes perilously close to caricature. Nobody's finest hour.

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Trevor Johnston
Radio Times

The sight of Dyer operating under the delusion he's channelling Al Pacino is grim enough, but the real blame must be laid at the door of director/star/co-writer Cavanah, who seriously underperforms in all three roles.

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Paul Fairclough
Little White Lies

Both breathtakingly crass and unintentionally funny without ever being engaging or entertaining.

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