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Boxing Day

Boxing Day (2012)


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A businessman named Basil and his chauffeur, Nick, drive into the heart of the Rocky mountains in the midst of perilous weather conditions. When the journey becomes potentially fatal, Basil must decide whether he's prepared to sacrifice his own life for the life of another.


Art House & International, Drama


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Proves timely and persuasive: as the weather becomes colder, so a thaw develops between Basil and Nick's more attractive everyman.

December 18, 2012 Full Review Source: Time Out
Time Out
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Tolstoy's acutely felt story yields a prosaic film tragedy that may connect with festival audiences but few else.

June 25, 2013 Full Review Source:

The film unfurls through a series of brilliantly staged and intensely uncomfortable interactions between the supercilious Basil and the grating Nick.

January 28, 2013 Full Review Source: Scotsman

It's a nuanced story, cleverly combining claustrophobia and agoraphobia, and the moving climax takes on a sonorous spiritual tone of revelation and redemption.

December 24, 2012 Full Review Source: Observer [UK]
Observer [UK]

Huston, as ever, does the devil's work to perfection, but, with no one to like - let alone root for - this soon becomes a very long and tiresome slog indeed.

December 21, 2012 Full Review Source: Radio Times
Radio Times

As small-scale as Boxing Day is, it sustains an unusual atmosphere and an emotional charge of which Tolstoy might have approved - and both performances are memorably etched into it.

December 21, 2012 Full Review Source: This is London
This is London

Corruption, self-interest and rampant bigotry are so clearly portrayed in this riveting documentary that if it doesn't make you angry, maybe there's something wrong with you.

December 21, 2012 Full Review Source:

A commanding performance from Huston and a car sat nav machine called Cynthia make it worth seeing.

December 20, 2012 Full Review Source: Sun Online
Sun Online

Perhaps no movie version could find an equivalent for the original's final lines, but this is another arresting adaptation from Rose.

December 20, 2012 Full Review Source: Guardian

Huston and Jacobs have a marvellously spluttery chemistry, even as events in the mountains reduce them to a pair of wretched creatures, clinging to one another while the cold night gnaws their bones.

December 20, 2012 Full Review Source: Daily Telegraph
Daily Telegraph

There's a rueful wit in this character mismatch which becomes a sort of love match. Zen Buddyism.

December 20, 2012 Full Review Source: Financial Times
Financial Times

Writer-director Bernard Rose completes his Tolstoy adaptation trilogy with this engaging, painfully topical and sharply written drama, heightened by a terrific pair of performances from Danny Huston and Matthew Jacobs.

December 20, 2012 Full Review Source: ViewLondon

Takes a bit of getting used to, but it's often very, very funny.

December 20, 2012 Full Review Source: Little White Lies
Little White Lies


December 18, 2012 Full Review Source: The List
The List

Unfortunately this reworking of Master And Man hasn't the resonance of Ivansxtc, but Huston is slyly compelling.

December 17, 2012 Full Review Source: Scotsman

Bleak as it is, its rigour proves darkly compelling.

December 6, 2012 Full Review Source: Total Film
Total Film

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