Lisa Schwarzbaum
February 13, 1998 AT 05:00 AM EST

Where would British drama be without Maggie Thatcher to kick around? This scathing dissection of wretched London yuppies written by Secrets & Lies director Mike Leigh ran in England 17 years ago, but, as directed by Scott Elliott, artistic director of the hot New Group, Goose-Pimples still crackles with emotional and political tension. The remarkable cast includes Sam Rockwell — and now you’ll know why every Sundance-bound filmmaker wants to work with him. A-

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