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  • Summary: Kevin McKidd plays Frankie, in this semi-autobiographical tale expressed mainly in flashbacks. As a grown man, Frankie is faced with the choice of falling backwards into alcohol-soaked violence, or facing up to his dubious past. To do this, he has to explore what led him there and break theKevin McKidd plays Frankie, in this semi-autobiographical tale expressed mainly in flashbacks. As a grown man, Frankie is faced with the choice of falling backwards into alcohol-soaked violence, or facing up to his dubious past. To do this, he has to explore what led him there and break the cycle in which he finds himself trapped, if he is to achieve his dream of finding (and keeping) true love. (Tartan Films) Expand
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  1. But the film has a poetic pulse, its ups and downs accompanied by some smartly chosen pop songs, a seductive original score and McKidd's husky voice-over narration.
  2. Reviewed by: Derek Elley
    70
    The highly directed film adopts a semi-impressionistic approach more European than British in flavor, aided by a terrific central performance by Kevin McKidd and painterly lensing by John Rhodes.
  3. A full-flavored, absorbing tragedy.
  4. A pretty ugly movie in its own right.
  5. 50
    Despite reams of maudlin narration, McKidd's powerful performance as a conflicted man makes this beautifully shot low-budget feature worth checking out.
  6. The tedium of this antidrinking hoodlum's tale inspires the wrong kind of longing entirely.
  7. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    50
    Overall, it's a seriously flawed but impressive and promising debut.

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