Jetsam Reviews

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Edward Porter
Times [UK]
September 1, 2009
Once the film has been stripped down to a clear-cut thriller, Welsford keeps it moving smoothly. A useful calling card.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Derek Adams
Time Out
August 29, 2009
Apparently made for 3,000, Welsford's well-mounted debut delivers ambiguity in spades - perhaps too many spades.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jon Fortgang
Film4
August 29, 2009
A skilfully written and deftly controlled thriller that refuses to be bound by budget limitations, Jetsam marks Simon Welsford out as a potentially significant new director.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Wendy Ide
Times [UK]
August 29, 2009
The film overextends itself a little as twist piles upon twist and in terms of narrative it's not entirely successful, but as a masterclass in microbudget film-making this is well worth a look.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rob James
Total Film
August 29, 2009
Jetsam's saddled with a score that's as subtle as a pneumatic drill at 6am on a Sunday morning, but there's enough here to ensure Welsford should get noticed.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
October 18, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Joe Leydon
Variety
February 13, 2008
Pic can be read as a cautionary fable directed at those who put too much of themselves into their work.
Philip French
Observer [UK]
September 1, 2009
Jetsam remains something washed up on the beach, a confused, commonplace industrial espionage story. But there is real promise here.
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
August 29, 2009
British director Simon Welsford's flawed movie has intriguing ideas and a great opening, but never comes together into a plausible fiction.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Elliott Noble
Sky Movies
August 29, 2009
Jetsam makes an interesting proposition but neither the execution or resolution exert any real grip.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Anthony Quinn
Independent
August 29, 2009
To mention echoes of Notorious and The Conversation would be to flatter Simon Welsford's first feature, but his keen sense of place and atmosphere point to a career worth watching.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Allan Hunter
Daily Express
August 29, 2009
Unfortunately the initially intriguing story eventually grows confusing and unconvincing as Welsford reveals some head-scratching twists in a clumsy journey through obsession, paranoia and betrayal.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Charlotte O'Sullivan
This is London
August 29, 2009
It's all a bit silly. There are lots of chases, curses, kisses and the odd fancy gadget.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5

Film Threat
October 18, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
August 20, 2009
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