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      Moonlighting

      PG Released Sep 26, 1982 1 hr. 35 min. Drama List
      100% 10 Reviews Tomatometer 80% 250+ Ratings Audience Score Looking to cut costs on the remodeling of his new apartment in London, a Polish official brings in a handful of workers from Warsaw, using tourist visas. Their foreman, Nowak (Jeremy Irons), is the only one of the group who speaks English, and consequently the only one to learn that the Solidarity movement in Poland has just been crushed. Fearful that it will be difficult to return home, Nowak doesn't tell his crew, but initiates a series of petty crimes to keep them all financially afloat. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Jan 10 Rent Now

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      Shioka O I liked it, the plot is tight and interesting. I regard this as a tragicomedy, social satire in 80s London about Polish workers. Acting is natural and effective. Good character study with voice-over narrate. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 12/16/22 Full Review Audience Member Not only is this movie stunningly boring and pointless, it makes no sense. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 01/28/23 Full Review Audience Member I prefer my Jeremy Irons sans mustache. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/14/23 Full Review Frances H Jeremy Irons shines in this movie and I found the plot very interesting, but I was disappointed in the ending. However, it does make one think about what conditions workers in poorer countries must endure, and the lengths to which they will go to improve the lives of their families, making this film a deeply moving experience. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 12/01/12 Full Review Audience Member Jeremy Irons at his best. And his Polish is not that bad either. The most challenging line turned out to be: "Na górÄ(TM), rozebraÄ siÄ(TM) i do roboty!" Still, Mr. Irons is always a pleasure to watch. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/25/23 Full Review Audience Member Jeremy Irons is one of my all time favourite actors, he shines in this movie and carries it but outside of that the film itself is confusing. This film's perspective of a Polish man who has nothing and having been from a country where there is very little now in a country where there is alot of everything (almost to waste compared to their culture). They pretty much left isolated from their country when Poland is taken over by the USSR, that is when things get interesting. The good thing about this film however is its subtle humour, it does very well with being funny without even trying to be. It's a worth while rent. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/27/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times Moonlighting is a wickedly pointed movie that takes a simple little story, tells it with humor and truth, and turns it into a knife in the side of the Polish government. Rated: 4/4 Oct 23, 2004 Full Review Martin Brown Common Sense Media Moonlighting might be the messiest series that's widely considered an all-time classic. Rated: 5/5 Oct 18, 2023 Full Review Diego Galán El Pais (Spain) The situations are repetitive and the message is frozen. However, the plot is still original. In an hour, Skolimowski showcases some of his talent. [Full Review in Spanish] Aug 28, 2019 Full Review Richard T. Jameson Parallax View Moonlighting is the kind of film that had me marveling throughout how anyone ever came up with such a great idea for a movie and, having come up with it, proceeded to realize that idea so completely ... Jun 20, 2015 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews Revels in depicting workers faced with alienation and desperate conditions. Rated: A- Feb 18, 2010 Full Review Fernando F. Croce CinePassion The metaphor is enriched stunningly by Skolimowski's humorous detailing Aug 26, 2009 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis Looking to cut costs on the remodeling of his new apartment in London, a Polish official brings in a handful of workers from Warsaw, using tourist visas. Their foreman, Nowak (Jeremy Irons), is the only one of the group who speaks English, and consequently the only one to learn that the Solidarity movement in Poland has just been crushed. Fearful that it will be difficult to return home, Nowak doesn't tell his crew, but initiates a series of petty crimes to keep them all financially afloat.
      Director
      Jerzy Skolimowski
      Screenwriter
      Jerzy Skolimowski
      Distributor
      Universal Classics
      Rating
      PG
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Sep 26, 1982, Original
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Aug 23, 2018
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