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88
Chicago Sun-Times
Will this movie change anything, or this review make you want to see it? No, probably not. But when you come in tomorrow morning, someone will have emptied your wastebasket.
75
Christian Science Monitor
Socially alert drama.
70
He plies his viewers with plenty of bread -- chewy and, to some tastes, dry and starchy scenes -- but he also scatters petals of whimsy and delight to nourish the senses.
70
Bread and Roses" hits home when one of Maya's co-workers observes, "When we put on uniforms, we become invisible." It's a truth as uncomfortable as it is undeniable.
70
There are scenes here that fill one with rage or bring tears to the eyes.
67
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
It's a passionate film powered by the righteous anger of injustice.
63
Chicago Tribune
As is often the case in Loach's films, all the acting is exemplary. Padilla, who learned English only shortly before making the film, is a natural actress, a smoldering presence.
50
Slate
The director's knee-jerk anti-capitalism often sticks in my (white, well-fed) craw.
50
New York Magazine (Vulture)
Loach has gotten hold of a marvelous subject -- the invisibility of the working poor in the environs of the rich -- that keeps you watching despite all the banner-waving.
30
Variety
Its politics and dramatic line are familiar and far from convincing.

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