• Released
  • September 14, 1993
  • 2 hr 11 min
  • Black Comedy
    Psychological Drama
Naked Synopsis
An out-of-work philosopher (David Thewlis) meets assorted weirdos on his odyssey by night in London.
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
even in the notable ranks of Leigh's movie, TV and theater work-an oeuvre embracing high comedy, biting comment and shivering pathos-Naked...
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Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
Naked is one of the most scorchingly compelling films in years, Mike Leigh's masterpiece, an unflinching vision of civilization in retreat,...
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
This is a painful movie to watch. But it is also exhilarating, as all good movies are, because we are watching the director and actors...
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The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
It's appalling, it's wicked, it's bleak, and it's very funny. In fact, the movie's ability to disturb us is directly linked to its ability...
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USA Today

By Mike Clark
Every movie year has one, and now it's Britain's Mike Leigh who's conjured up the professional reviewer's worst nightmare: the picture so...
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By James Berardinelli
Those in search of escapism should not look to this motion picture, but anyone willing to assume the risk of facing the ugliness of...
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Baltimore Sun

You may feel like you need a drink and a shower when you come out of "Naked," but at least you'll know you've been somewhere new.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Stack
The darker this visionary film gets -- and it gets very dark -- the less comic and the more chilling it becomes. At the same time, it grows...
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Like Johnny's rants, Naked is a revelation, a parable of spiritual homelessness and the terror it engenders.
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Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
It's Leigh's rawest, most self-indulgent film to date. At times the movie seems to go on and on, noisily spinning its wheels. There's no...
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