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Grow Your Own Reviews

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Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film

This derivative drama might have worked quite well as a four-part mini Sunday night series for the BBC. As a film, however, it fails on almost every count.

Full Review Source: Eye for Film | Original Score: 2.5/5

June 20, 2007

Hence, while it works as an antidote to the gritty realism of recent British films, Grow Your Own's twee optimism is sometimes a little too much to digest.

Full Review Source: BBC

June 15, 2007
Anthony Quinn

One could wish that this parable of difference and tolerance gladdened the heart, but its effortful comedy has quite the opposite effect. It's just weedy.

Full Review Source: Independent | Original Score: 1/5

June 15, 2007
Dan Jolin
Empire Magazine

Plenty of over-British Britishness in this predictable drama.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 2/5

June 15, 2007
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian [UK]

Well-intentioned, and well-cast, this British movie is nonetheless desperately underpowered.

Full Review Source: Guardian [UK] | Original Score: 2/5

June 15, 2007
Derek Malcolm
This is London

Affectionate and heartwarming it will seem to those who enjoy this sort of thing; painfully slow and dramatically inert might be the criticism of doubters.

Full Review Source: This is London | Original Score: 2/5

June 15, 2007

Daily Mail [UK]

Director Nimrod Attal manages the setting-up of this situation with some skill, but it's never developed. Nor are any of the characters.

Full Review Source: Daily Mail [UK]

June 15, 2007
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile

It's what could be termed a gentle comedy, this story about immigrants trying to blend into the fabric of rural British society; a routinely pleasant small comedy that explores Britain's immigration issues and relevant enough to touch a nerve anywhere

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

November 20, 2008
Sukhdev Sandhu
Daily Telegraph

It's a shame for John Pilger that The War on Democracy, his documentary about how Venezuelan leader Hugo Chávez is a symbol of the growth of people power in Latin America, is being released at a time when Chávez has shut down TV companies that oppose him.

Full Review Source: Daily Telegraph

June 15, 2007
Tom Hawker
Total Film

Grow Your Own has about as much edge as a prize melon, but even if the land's been well filled, there's still plenty of fertile soil here. Occasionally melancholy, often funny, this is touching, lyrical home-grown fare.

Full Review Source: Total Film | Original Score: 3/5

June 15, 2007
Leigh Singer

A gentle, astute, life-affirming British comedy. Dig in.

Full Review Source: Film4 | Original Score: 4/5

June 15, 2007
Johnny Vaughan
Sun Online

This film is more Ground Force than ground-breaking. Watch it on DVD with a nice cup of tea.

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

June 15, 2007
Dave Calhoun
Time Out
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Director Richard Laxton offers nothing to convince that we shouldn't be watching this one-off drama on the box on a Sunday night with one eye closed. More meat and less veg please

Full Review Source: Time Out

June 14, 2007
David Edwards
Daily Mirror [UK]

With its chirpy score, lovable characters and Festival Of Britain flavour, Grow Your Own would have bedded in nicely as a TV movie. On the big screen, it starts to wilt.

Full Review Source: Daily Mirror [UK] | Original Score: 3/5

June 15, 2007
Matthew Turner

Average comedy-drama that's not as moving or as funny as it thinks it is, but remains watchable thanks to strong performances and likeable characters.

Full Review Source: ViewLondon | Original Score: 3/5

June 19, 2007
Kevin Maher
Times [UK]

The movie seems at times so impressed by its own allegory that it lessens the human drama running beneath it.

Full Review Source: Times [UK] | Original Score: 3/5

June 15, 2007
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