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Shank Reviews

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Jon Fortgang
Film4
September 11, 2009
The raw power of the story isn't always very effectively harnessed but the level of conviction is certainly impressive.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Andrew Pulver
Guardian
September 11, 2009
A well-meaning but not always convincing attempt to hoodie-ise the gay coming-of-age drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Adam Lippe
Examiner.com
December 1, 2009
Simon Pearce's Shank successfully treads the line between sweet romance, gay soft-core porn, gang violence, and aimless exploitation.
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Tom Huddlestone
Time Out
September 11, 2009
'Shank' has a lot more to say than the average no-budget gangland exposé, resulting in a film which, for all its clichés, feels surprisingly real.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
September 11, 2009
Locally produced in Bristol with an up-and-coming cast and crew, this drama is remarkably tough, constantly challenging our preconceptions. It also transcends its budget to create interesting characters and some truly harrowing situations.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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