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Junkhearts Reviews

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Guy Lodge
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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 Source: Variety

July 4, 2012

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 Source: Scotsman | Original Score: 2/5

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 Source: | Original Score: 3/5

November 6, 2011
Derek Malcolm
This is London

More sincere than sophisticated.

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

November 4, 2011
Peter Bradshaw

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 Source: Guardian | Original Score: 3/5

November 3, 2011
Matt Glasby
Total Film

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

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

November 3, 2011
Lee Griffiths
Little White Lies

A gritty, self-assured directorial debut.

Full Review Source: Little White Lies | Original Score: 3/5

November 3, 2011
Damon Wise
Empire Magazine

Strong cast, disappointing characters and a plot that's as thin as discount plonk.

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

November 1, 2011
Fionnuala Halligan
Screen International

Junkhearts does boast a memorably vulnerable performance by Marsans who commits fully to Krishnan's direction.

Full Review Source: Screen International

October 25, 2011
Anton Bitel
Eye for Film

It is a striking audiovisual style which rescues this production from many of the more hackneyed tropes of British social realism and urban grit.

Full Review Source: Eye for Film

October 22, 2011
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

Riveting performances hold our attention even when this dark drama starts wallowing in the messy lives of its central characters.

Full Review Source: Shadows on the Wall | Original Score: 3.5/5

October 20, 2011
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