The Tempest Reviews

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Rebecca Ellis
Little White Lies
November 1, 2012
Largely incoherent in its hyperactive attempt to cut edge.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Mike McCahill
Guardian
November 1, 2012
The kids energise it, but it's a choppy jumble of good intentions and half-realised ideas, too wind-tossed in its structure to function even as a useful teaching aid.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Killian Fox
Observer [UK]
November 4, 2012
The film-making is rough and ready - Tempest looks like a student film and often sounds like a promotional video for Ovalhouse - but the cast is sympathetic and it's a pleasure to see them making the play their own.
Jennifer Tate
ViewLondon
October 31, 2012
An absorbingly raw and insightful docudrama, which brings together 17 young actors to present a 21st century retelling of a heartbreakingly relevant Shakespearean classic ...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Kevin Harley
Total Film
October 29, 2012
Choppy cuts muddy the narrative, but the faith in grassroots art's motivational value resonates clearly.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Parkinson
Empire Magazine
October 29, 2012
Using the Bard as a route to examining British identity and the role of young people in society makes for interesting, occasionally insightful viewing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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