Looking for Eric The British director Ken Loach can be a master of working-class realism, but not in this cranky, rudderless shambles. Eric (Steve Evets), a sad-sack postman… Looking for Eric The British director Ken Loach can be a master of working-class realism, but not in this cranky, rudderless shambles. Eric (Steve Evets), a sad-sack postman… 2010-05-14 Unrated PT116M Comedy Drama Eric Cantona Steve Evets IFC Films
Movie Review

Looking for Eric (2010)

MPAA Rating: Unrated
Looking for Eric | HORN SECTION Eric Cantona and Steve Evets sound off in Looking for Eric
Image credit: Joss Barratt
HORN SECTION Eric Cantona and Steve Evets sound off in Looking for Eric
EW's GRADE
C-

Details Limited Release: May 14, 2010; Rated: Unrated; Length: 116 Minutes; Genres: Comedy, Drama; With: Eric Cantona and Steve Evets; Distributor: IFC Films

The British director Ken Loach can be a master of working-class realism, but not in this cranky, rudderless shambles. Eric (Steve Evets), a sad-sack postman from Manchester, has made a mess of his life. Years ago, he ditched his pregnant wife, and he has never recovered from that mistake. Now, though, he has a savior: the former French soccer superstar Eric Cantona (as himself), who shows up to dispense advice like Humphrey Bogart in Play It Again, Sam. Looking for Eric, with its noisy bloke bluster, hardly sticks to this conceit — or, really, to anything else. It's a kitchen sink full of dirty dishes that don't match. (Available on cable via on demand) C-

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Originally posted May 12, 2010 Published in issue #1103 May 21, 2010 Order article reprints