| Original Score: B-
| Original Score: 3/4
| Original Score: 3.5/4
| Original Score: 3/5
... A technically proficient and psychologically aware piece of class baiting ...
A gruelling suspenser told in real time, flecked with a darkly comic sensibility and a smattering of class-war critique.
| Original Score: 4/5
Taut, tightly-plotted and at times confronting, it'll have you gripping the arm of your seat and double-locking the door.
Impressively directed, superbly acted thriller that's both suspenseful and horrifying, though the decision to keep all the violence offscreen won't work for everyone.
Its suggestion of a conscienceless underclass will be as a red rag to more conservative souls, but you suspect Williams won't care. He's becoming a real player in the cinema of ordeal.
If Michael Haneke were drafted in to direct an EastEnders Christmas special, it might look like this raw, no-budget, home-invasion nightmare.
...bringing vastly different classes and generations into explosive collision, and utterly unsettling the bourgeois norms of a society that prefers to keep its problems on the other side of the door.
Good playing and powerful film-making make Cherry Tree Lane distinctive.
The grim comedy keeps coming and the laughter keeps dying in our throats.
Combining top-notch craft and strong performances across the board, particularly from the younger cast members, Cherry Tree Lane is indie filmmaking done very, very right.
| Original Score: 2/4
| Original Score: C+
| Original Score: 2.5/5