Sammy and Rosie (1987) - Rotten Tomatoes

Sammy and Rosie (1987)




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Two very open marriage partners (Frances Barber, Ayub Khan-Din) have their lives disrupted by a visit from the husband's more traditional thinking father. Rafi Rahman: Shashi Kapoor. Alice: Claire Bloom. Danny/Victoria: Roland Gift. Anna: Wendy Gazelle. Vivia: Suzette Llewelyn. Rani: Meera Syal. Directed by Stephen Frears.


Shashi Kapoor
as Rafi Rahman
Mark Sproston
as Young Policeman
Cynthia Powell
as Woman in Kitchen
Dennis Conlon
as Asian Shopkeeper
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Critic Reviews for Sammy and Rosie

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (3)

As messy, jarring and disorientating as the Eighties London in which it's set. Thirty years on, though, it's also a seamy snapshot of a time when bohemian lefties embraced the lower classes and multiculturalism as if they were new albums by Talk Talk.

July 20, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
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For people who love London and yet are thoughtful about it, this film is indispensable.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

I love director Stephen Frears, but I especially love his work with screenwriter Hanif Kureishi.

January 6, 2022 | Full Review…

[Stephen] Frears doesn't know how to make credible the characters that populate his story. And the movie, in the second half, slips from his hands. [Full Review in Spanish]

April 8, 2020 | Full Review…

Brilliantly scripted and directed.

May 20, 2003 | Rating: 5/5

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