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A Room for Romeo Brass (2000)

tomatometer

57

Average Rating: 6.1/10
Critic Reviews: 7
Fresh: 4 | Rotten: 3

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Romeo and Gavin are best friends who live pretty average 12 year-old lives -- until Morrell moves into their Midlands estate neighborhood. When the eccentric Morrell develops a romantic obsession with Romeo's older sister, his friendship with the boys takes on a rather sinister edge.

R,

Drama, Comedy

Shane Meadows, Paul Fraser

USA Films

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All Critics (38) | Top Critics (10) | Fresh (17) | Rotten (8)

This smashing movie is fresh, true and poignant as a song.

June 24, 2006 Full Review Source: Time Out
Time Out
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Hard to believe a film can be both touching, dark, and disturbing all at the same time...

April 29, 2009 Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed
Cinema Crazed

Keeps things real, up to a certain point.

September 1, 2008 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Add a breezy indie soundtrack, an offputting bewigged cameo by Meadows in the chippy, and a sense of time and place to rival Gregory's Girl (1980), and you've got a proper treat for lovers of real life.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Empire Magazine
Empire Magazine

A plain Jane piece of cinema, Romeo nonetheless delivers some tangible grit, and fair play for the audience.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

In a year of generally lost expectations, American moviegoers should rejoice in the simple pleasures of A Room for Romeo Brass.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Nitrate Online
Nitrate Online

Overall, an excellent, top-notch production, compromised by an ambiguous theme.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Hollywood Report Card
Hollywood Report Card

Charms and entertains with its lovable characters and occasional bursts of unforeseen suspense.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: EricDSnider.com
EricDSnider.com

If coming-of-age were as unsettling as this movie, most people would commit suicide before getting out of high school.

January 1, 2000

Audience Reviews for A Room for Romeo Brass

Shane Meadows is the best thing that's happened to British film in years! So is Paddy Considine who makes an amazing first performance.
September 24, 2009
SirPant

Super Reviewer

Romeo Brass is a schoolboy whose friendships and family are turned upsode down by the arrival of a socially inadequate misfit played by Paddy Considine who insinuates himself into his life. Another gritty real life drama from Shane Meadows typically blends domestic drama, comedy and urban violence in this in turns humorous and disturbing tale of suburban Britain. All the performances are very good and completely believable, filmed in Meadows' usual naturalistic style, and once again Paddy Considine steals the show as the unhinged Morrell who is harmless and hilarious at the outset but terrifying and creepy when he shows his true colours. My one criticism would be that the situation is resolved a little too conveniently, and as a result I was left wanting more, but a damning criticism that certainly is not. Not quite up to the standard of Dead Man's Shoes or This Is England, but a fine film nonetheless.
September 18, 2008
garyX
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Another excellent film from Shane Meadows and another outstanding performance for Paddy Considine. This film manages to lure you into a false sense of security and then shocks you. Again, gritty, realistic something that seems to be a pattern for Shane Meadows.
June 22, 2007
76Majikat

Super Reviewer

Simply amazing. Funny, dark, innocent, violent, bizarre, sweet, surprising, shocking. Indescribable. A tour de force performance debut from Paddy Considine is the highlight of the film. Simply stunning.
February 23, 2009
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