• Adrift
    2 minutes 10 seconds
    Added: Jun 30, 2011


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Adrift Reviews

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Robbie Collin
News of the World

Less a proper coming-of-age movie than a posh version of Home And Away.

Full Review Source: News of the World | Original Score: 2/5

November 14, 2010
Tom Huddleston
Time Out
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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 Source: Time Out | Original Score: 2/5

November 17, 2010
David Edwards
Daily Mirror [UK]

Does the film say anything new? No. And does the story transcend its gloomy premise with a taut narrative? Nope.

Full Review Source: Daily Mirror [UK] | Original Score: 2/5

November 19, 2010
David Fear
Time Out New York
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Feels like a pointless, halfhearted attempt at a South Asian Scenes from a Marriage.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 2/6

January 14, 2010
Peter Bradshaw

The tale is told competently enough, but the central relationship between the parents, Clarice and Mathias, is unsatisfying...

Full Review Source: Guardian | Original Score: 2/5

November 18, 2010
Nick Deigman
Fan The Fire

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 Source: Fan The Fire | Original Score: 3/5

November 10, 2010
David Aldridge
Radio Times

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 Source: Radio Times | Original Score: 3/5

November 11, 2010
Sophie Ivan

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 Source: Film4 | Original Score: 4/5

November 19, 2010
Matt Bochenski
Little White Lies

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 Source: Little White Lies | Original Score: 3/5

November 18, 2010
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph

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 Source: Daily Telegraph | Original Score: 3/5

November 19, 2010
Kate Stables
Total Film

The real standout here is newbie Laura Neiva who plays Filipa with a convincing mix of minxy manipulation and blundering vulnerability.

Full Review Source: Total Film | Original Score: 3/5

November 10, 2010
Anna Smith
Empire Magazine

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 Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 3/5

November 15, 2010

Mercifully, Vincent Cassel provides a strong lifeline...

Full Review Source: Scotsman | Original Score: 3/5

November 22, 2010

Daily Express

The film may lack edge but it is always engaging.

Full Review Source: Daily Express

November 19, 2010
Allan Hunter
Screen International
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
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April 4, 2011
Jay Weissberg
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May 27, 2009
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