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  • Summary: The humorous, harsh, and movingly human coming-of-age tale of two 12-year-old boys told by screenwriters Meadows and Paul Fraser comes from their own shared childhood experience. (USA Films)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 18
  2. Negative: 1 out of 18
  1. 85
    The most poignant (if hard-hitting) depiction of childhood to show up this year.
  2. Reviewed by: Ernest Hardy
    80
    By turns amusing, touching and horrifying, A Room For Romeo Brass is a film that defies expectation at every turn.
  3. 75
    Effortless in the way it insinuates itself into these families, touching in the way it shows how fiercely Romeo and Knocks are, despite everything, their own little men.
  4. 70
    A sense of authenticity overshadows any contrivance in this subtly classic drama.
  5. A bitter, black and oddly beautiful story.
  6. Reviewed by: Derek Elley
    60
    An easygoing kitchen-sink comedy with an unsettling final act.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Mar 7, 2013
    9
    Meadows' understanding of everyday life portrayal is unparalleled. His partial use of improvisation induce a strong realism and hilarity intoMeadows' understanding of everyday life portrayal is unparalleled. His partial use of improvisation induce a strong realism and hilarity into every scene. Seemingly with ease, he blends this with serious, and sometimes sinister, undertones which possess the same authenticity. The result is an unpretentious, honest and overall, touching film. Expand
  2. Sep 17, 2010
    8
    Shane Meadows on form with this moving & occasionally disturbing film based, like most of his stuff, in the East Midlands.
    Acting is top notch
    Shane Meadows on form with this moving & occasionally disturbing film based, like most of his stuff, in the East Midlands.
    Acting is top notch as you would expect but I was still in awe at how good Paddy Considine is as the unhinged yet childlike Morrell.
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