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Adrift Reviews

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November 22, 2010
Mercifully, Vincent Cassel provides a strong lifeline...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Sophie Ivan
Film4
November 19, 2010
Elegantly scripted, elegantly acted and elegant looking, by avoiding obvious dramatic fireworks, Adrift turns out to be a slow-burning, coming of age sparkler.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph (UK)
November 19, 2010
The shores of Buzios in Brazil beckon in a drama about infidelity and sexual awakening which mainly settles for being easy on the eye.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

Daily Express (UK)
November 19, 2010
The film may lack edge but it is always engaging.
Matt Bochenski
Little White Lies
November 18, 2010
Dhalia gives the film a glossy sheen (with the slightest undercurrent of Oedipal tension), but Adrift never really moves beyond the tale of one little rich girl's awakening.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Anna Smith
Empire Magazine
November 15, 2010
Vincent Cassel is in typically commanding form, showing off his surprising mastery of Portuguese, in a thoughtful and beautifully shot movie about love, lust and growing up.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Aldridge
Radio Times
November 11, 2010
While it may not tell us anything new about the human condition, it is beautifully shot and impeccably acted, especially by screen newcomer Neiva.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Kate Stables
Total Film
November 10, 2010
The real standout here is newbie Laura Neiva who plays Filipa with a convincing mix of minxy manipulation and blundering vulnerability.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Nick Deigman
Fan The Fire
November 10, 2010
This is a mature and thoughtful drama that absorbs the viewer into the world of the family, and leaves you as emotionally bruised and drained as the characters themselves.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Edwards
Daily Mirror (UK)
November 19, 2010
Does the film say anything new? No. And does the story transcend its gloomy premise with a taut narrative? Nope.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
November 18, 2010
The tale is told competently enough, but the central relationship between the parents, Clarice and Mathias, is unsatisfying...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Top Critic
Tom Huddleston
Time Out
November 17, 2010
The film's biggest problem is its repetitive, meandering script, a catalogue of coming-of-age clichés -- the first date, the first kiss, the first sip of booze -- that can't find anywhere new to go.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Robbie Collin
News of the World
November 14, 2010
Less a proper coming-of-age movie than a posh version of Home And Away.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Allan Hunter
Screen International
July 14, 2009
Top Critic
Jay Weissberg
Variety
May 27, 2009
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