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Elfie Hopkins Reviews

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Guy Lodge
Variety
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A grim horror-comedy that amuses only when it tries to alarm.

Full Review Source: Variety

April 24, 2012
Philip French
Observer [UK]

I felt like taking my felt pen to the film's poster and turning the overindulged star's name into "J'aime pas Winstone".

Full Review Source: Observer [UK]

April 22, 2012
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon

Elfie Hopkins has a promising set-up and some suitably quirky set design but it's let down by a disappointing script and a one-note performance from Jaime Winstone.

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

April 21, 2012
Graham Young
Birmingham Mail

It would be interesting to see how many people want to walk out after half an hour. But I bet they stay put for the horribly gruesome bits.

Full Review Source: Birmingham Mail | Original Score: 0/5

April 20, 2012
Derek Malcolm
This is London

A poor screenplay and some dubious acting in subsidiary roles make for a misguided horror thriller.

Full Review Source: This is London | Original Score: 1/5

April 20, 2012
Alex Zane
Sun Online

This film treads a line between camp horror (Ray Winstone's ludicrous butcher providing welcome comic relief) and a violent gore-fest.

Full Review Source: Sun Online | Original Score: 2/5

April 19, 2012
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian

It doesn't totally take off until the final act, but there's evidence here that Ryan Andrews will become a force to be reckoned with.

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

April 19, 2012
Sloan Freer
Radio Times

Despite the addition of dark fun and much-needed action, the over-the-top carnage unfortunately intensifies the feature's lack of depth and balance.

Full Review Source: Radio Times | Original Score: 2/5

April 19, 2012
Graham Young
Birmingham Post

It's cheaply made, shambolically written, diabolically acted, badly directed and excruciatingly awful.

Full Review Source: Birmingham Post | Original Score: 1/5

April 19, 2012
Jessica Lambert
Little White Lies

There are moments when even the actors seem embarrassed to be there.

Full Review Source: Little White Lies | Original Score: 2/5

April 19, 2012

Empire Magazine

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 1/5

April 19, 2012
Dave Calhoun
Time Out
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There's a hint of camp pleasure to be gained from the film's early soft-focus domestic scenes and late hysterics, but 'Elfie Hopkins' is sunk by a lame script and mannered performances.

Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 2/5

April 19, 2012
Elliott Noble
Sky Movies

Lamentable in script, performance and execution...

Full Review Source: Sky Movies | Original Score: 1/5

April 18, 2012
Anna Smith
Empire Magazine

It's a bit of a mess that doesn't serve its decent cast well. Avoid like a stinky kipper.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 1/5

April 15, 2012
James Mottram
Total Film

Gratuitous gore, contrived plotting... and Ray Winstone's butcher cameo deserves to be filleted.

Full Review Source: Total Film | Original Score: 2/5

April 9, 2012
Mark Adams
Screen International
May 15, 2012
Mark Kermode
BBC Radio Five Live
April 24, 2012
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