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8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 5 Ratings

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  1. 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 as you would expect but I was still in awe at how good Paddy Considine is as the unhinged yet childlike Morrell.
  2. Mar 7, 2013
    9
    Meadows' 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.
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65

Generally favorable reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 18
  2. Negative: 1 out of 18
  1. Proceeds with an episodic pace, full of narrative twists and turns that clearly are not pretested by a Hollywood committee. Things feel sort of strange and original all at once.
  2. A quirky little film with an offbeat trajectory that rattles through the bones of story with eyes open to the texture of experience and the dimensions of character.
  3. 80
    Indeed, one of the nicest things about this jewel of a film is that there isn't much of a story at all -- just a handful of delicately drawn characters moving through life that is at once familiar and yet slightly elevated by a director who loves the good in people more than the bad.