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Cemetery Junction Reviews

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Ali Gray
TheShiznit.co.uk
September 28, 2012
The period setting has been captured to a tee; it's all red bricks, ghastly wallpaper, casual racism and cut-glass fruitbowls. Everything is viewed through a haze of cigarette smoke. It's little wonder the kids want out.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
August 30, 2010
A humble riff on the well-worn coming-of-age film. [Blu-ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Andrew Hedley
Flicks.co.nz
June 28, 2010
An unabashedly feel-good and identifiable crowdpleaser.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Andrew O'Hagan
This is London
April 22, 2010
Cemetery Junction successfully creates a visual tone for itself, then, when it comes to dialogue and plot, it goes ahead to make a different film altogether.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express
April 19, 2010
A first feature that is far from perfect but has its heart in all the right places.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5

Scotsman
April 19, 2010
A romanticised but still truthful look at how difficult it is to cut the ties to the hometown of your childhood and actually strike out on your own...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
April 16, 2010
It is entertaining as far as it goes, but it would have to be fully and Gervaisishly funny, or else fully nasty, vinegary and sad before everyone involved was, to coin a phrase, up the junction.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tom Cox
Daily Mail [UK]
April 16, 2010
Where Cemetery Junction's strength lies is in its depiction of the relationship between three friends.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Alex Zane
Sun Online
April 16, 2010
A coming-of-age story that is hilarious and heartfelt in equal measure.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph
April 15, 2010
Gervais and Merchant may offer less ambition or novelty than meet the eye, but being cosily shepherded to their feel-good destination never feels like drudgery.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Ian Freer
Empire Magazine
April 15, 2010
Rather than an easy nostalgia-fest filled with flared trousers, Gervais and Merchant have captured a warm, funny and engaging coming-of-age drama, the like of which British cinema rarely delivers.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
Ben Walters
Time Out
April 15, 2010
It's refreshing to see a mainstream British film with the ambition to strut its stuff on studio terms.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Stella Papamichael
Digital Spy
April 15, 2010
It feels close to Gervais's heart, brimming with nostalgia for sunny days and japes with the lads.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Robbie Collin
News of the World
April 15, 2010
It's far from Gervais's big-screen masterpiece but it gives you hope he's got one in him.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Matt Risley
Sky Movies
April 15, 2010
Gervais has crafted a comedy drama like the ones that led people to love him in the first place: relatable, heart-warming, and genuinely very very funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
April 14, 2010
The three young leads are excellent, with Hughes, in particular, giving a stand-out performance that is certain to lead to greater things.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 14, 2010
Stylishly cinematic ode to the dreams of youth and the will to escape the shackles that so relentlessly conspire to trap us in everything that is most limiting about our lives
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jay Richardson
Future Movies UK
April 14, 2010
A departure from Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant's painfully acute observational humour.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Adam Smith
Radio Times
April 8, 2010
It's deftly written, unobtrusively directed and nicely acted, indicating Gervais (along with Merchant) does have a future as a film director after all.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Andy Lowe
Total Film
March 16, 2010
Good looks, cool characters, great music. Gervais and Merchant's film is the most confident British debut since Shallow Grave.
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