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Junkhearts (2011)

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A handful of lost souls turn to alcohol and drugs to cope with their emotional agony in this powerful British drama. Frank (Eddie Marsan) is a middle-aged man whose years in the military have left him with a war raging inside his mind. Frank drinks heavily to blot out his Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and one day he sees a homeless teenage girl, Lynette (Candese Reid), being accosted outside the liquor store he frequents. Troubled by her circumstances, Frank buys Lynette some food and later … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Art House & International , Drama
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Written By: Frank Simon
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Critic Reviews for Junkhearts

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (1)

The moral of this structurally addled urban drama could be summed up more simply: It's generally not a good idea to let homeless addicts move into your apartment.

Full Review… | July 4, 2012
Variety
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There's a point at which good performances stop being enough to excuse dreary storytelling, shoddy execution and a general lack of ideas, and ... Junkhearts reaches it fairly early on.

Full Review… | November 27, 2011

Aptly named as the characters purge their tickers in their quest for redemption. Expect another bleak tale of inner-city hardship and self pity ...

Full Review… | November 6, 2011

More sincere than sophisticated.

Full Review… | November 4, 2011
This is London

This is a tough film, and it isn't perfect: it works best when Marsan is on the screen, and we are inside his agonised day-to-day reality.

Full Review… | November 3, 2011
Guardian

It's an impressive two-hander about sensitive souls facing stark realities - the lovers who life forces to become fighters.

Full Review… | November 3, 2011
Total Film

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