The Look of Love
The Look of Love (2013)

The true tale of British adult magazine publisher and entrepreneur Paul Raymond (Steve Coogan of "24 Hour Party People", "The Trip"). A modern-day King Midas, Raymond became one of the richest men in Britain - at the… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: July 5, 2013
DVD Release Date: October 8, 2013
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Critic Score: 54% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: While it may not add up to the definitive Paul Raymond biopic -- or take full advantage of Steve Coogan's many gifts -- The Look of Love still proves an entertainingly old-fashioned look at the Swinging London of the 1960s.

Peter Keough
Boston Globe

Frankly, the guy just isn't very interesting.

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

Director Michael Winterbottom and screenwriter Matt Greenhalgh provide the essential outline of Raymond's story, but they're a little too preoccupied with its glitzy aspects.

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Matthew Bond
The Mail on Sunday (UK)

This biopic of property magnate and pornographer Paul Raymond is mildly entertaining at times and does raise a few cheap chuckles, but it's as shallow as a Soho puddle after a spring shower.

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Groovy period soundtrack aside, "The Look of Love" has almost nothing to say of any interest, importance or humor.

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Dana Stevens

A puzzlingly misconceived biopic: a tasteful, subdued movie about a man who was as tasteless and unsubdued as they come.

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Larushka Ivan-Zadeh
Metro (UK)

It's a cracking true story and the cast, including an impossibly free-spirited and leggy Tamsin Egerton, are outstanding but beneath the smart one-liners, frustratingly little is laid bare.

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Bill Stamets
Chicago Sun-Times

Double-billing comic and tragic tones, the biopic "The Look of Love" follows a father and a daughter over three decades in London's swinging Soho.

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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post

Coogan turns in a fine dramatic performance in a role that calls for as much actual acting as wisecracking.

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Rochelle Siemienowicz
The Big Issue (Australia)

If [Michael Winterbottom] wanted to drain the Soho smut industry of all nostalgic glamour and fun, then he's succeeded.

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Flixster Audience Score: 35% Flixster User Reviews
Daniel Mumby
When I reviewed Trishna around this time last year, I remarked upon the speed at which Michael Winterbottom works, commenting that he "has better films in… More
Cameron Johnson
"The look of love is long and boring, and written very long ago; it's full of flowers and heart-shaped boxes, and things we're all too young to… More
Walter M.
In 1992, burlesque and porn entrepreneur and very, very wealthy man Paul Raymond(Steve Coogan) mourns the death of his daughter Deborah(Imogen Poots). In… More
Panta Oz
The Look of Love was originally called The King of Soho until that title had to be dropped due to a legal dispute. It is a very interesting and versatile… More
The Movie Waffler
When we first meet Paul Raymond (Coogan) in the late fifties, he and his wife Jean (Friel) are touring England with a gimmicky nude circus act. After a tabloid… More