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Steve Coogan and director Michael Winterbottom continue their fruitful partnership with this epic portrait of the rise and fall of British nudie theater impresario Paul Raymond. The symbol of Soho, sex and sophistication from the swinging 60s to the 80s, Raymond almost single-handedly rewrote the cultural history of the UK with an empire ofSteve Coogan and director Michael Winterbottom continue their fruitful partnership with this epic portrait of the rise and fall of British nudie theater impresario Paul Raymond. The symbol of Soho, sex and sophistication from the swinging 60s to the 80s, Raymond almost single-handedly rewrote the cultural history of the UK with an empire of topless theaters and softcore magazines that would eventually make him the richest man in the country. [IFC Films]… Expand

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It’s funny and touching, but feels like a missed opportunity.

Michael Winterbottom and Steve Coogan’s fourth feature collaboration is a vivid period whirlwind that impressively showcases the comic thesp’s more dramatic side.

The Look of Love also is filled with acres and acres of naked flesh, but it’s the storytelling that keeps you engaged.

There’s something a bit over-familiar here – in a solidly entertaining, made-for-telly, nothing-we-haven’t-seen-before, way.

Zippy and saturated with soft-core nudity, The Look of Love isn’t hard to watch, especially when statuesque Tamsin Egerton enters the picture as a redheaded dancer who captures Raymond’s heart.

Exuberant when it’s in the ascendence but empty on the way back down, this well-crafted cock and balls story is – for the most part – filthy good fun.

While stylishly capturing the verve, exotica, and free-spirited mojo of swinging ’60s London, uber-prolific English director Michael Winterbottom’s portrait of legendary U.K. smut impresario Paul Raymond is otherwise a shallow misfire.