Looking for Eric Synopsis
Manchester United star Eric Cantona helps a fan (Steve Evets) sort out his chaotic life.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Ray Bennett
Very funny and a bit sentimental, it's naturalistic comedy of the highest order, with Evets and Henshaw standouts among a terrific cast.
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85

NPR

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In the end, Looking For Eric is about nothing less than trying to do the right thing when life keeps doing you wrong.
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80

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
A daring and unstable mélange of styles--working-class realism, deadpan fantasy, shameless buffoonery. At times it falls flat, or fails to...
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Along the way, Looking for Eric emerges as a portrait of a world and a way of life. You will probably not want to live in Manchester after...
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75

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
From director Ken Loach, England's longtime disciple of social realism, comes his most audience-friendly picture yet
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
In the engaging Looking for Eric, Loach, the master of British kitchen sink social drama - tries a bit of imaginary whimsy.
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75

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Eric begins this story as a sad-eyed cipher and ends it as a whole man, and maybe that’s structure enough, and reason enough, for one film.
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65

Movieline

By Stephanie Zacharek
What’s remarkable about Looking for Eric is the number of ways in which it ALMOST works.
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60

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
The actors are up to the challenges of the many serious moments, but the sweetest ones are the most memorable. It's nice to see Loach's...
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42

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The British director Ken Loach can be a master of working-class realism, but not in this cranky, rudderless shambles.
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Looking for Eric

By Drez_Digital
Drama focusing on a man trying to fix his troubled life with a little help from his football hero....

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Rated NR