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A warmhearted, quietly ambitious film.

July 2, 2010 Full Review Source: Seattle Times
Seattle Times
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A leftfield comedy of the mundane with a sci-fi edge, 'Skeletons' doesn't quite know what to do with its bold ideas.

June 30, 2010
Time Out
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It's decidedly low budget, but sufficiently inventive enough to have won the Michael Powell prize for being the best of British at the Edinburgh Film Festival.

August 12, 2010 Full Review Source: Birmingham Post
Birmingham Post

Since the mannered storytelling never really draws us in, we're too often left to contemplate the film's oddity instead of its emotional conflicts.

July 8, 2010 Full Review Source: Radio Times
Radio Times

This surreal and quirky British comedy-drama benefits from strongly resonant performances that help us go along with the absurdist plot.

July 8, 2010 Full Review Source: Shadows on the Wall
Shadows on the Wall

with its pitch-perfect performances, surreal streak of humour, strong sense of place and poignant notes of melancholy, it might just be the finest cult film to have come from Britain since Withnail and I (1987).

July 6, 2010 Full Review Source: Film4

Writer/director Nick Whitfield is clearly a talent to watch.

July 5, 2010 Full Review Source: Daily Express
Daily Express

A fairly solid debut, a decent calling card for Whitfield - it will be interesting to see what he does next - and a welcome signal that the British film industry isn't completely bereft of ideas.

July 5, 2010 Full Review Source: Scotsman

This primitive effort needed much more work on the screenplay, a director with some grasp of pace, and a budget that could have done justice to its ideas.

July 2, 2010 Full Review Source: Daily Mail [UK]
Daily Mail [UK]

One hesitates to over-praise such a delicate, small-scale work, but Whitfield seems like a major talent.

July 2, 2010 Full Review Source: Daily Telegraph
Daily Telegraph

Balancing oddity and fantasy with real emotions and pain is a difficult trick to pull off. Whitfield has managed it nicely.

July 1, 2010 Full Review Source: Guardian

Nick Whitfield's directorial debut is a screwy, smart look at the boundaries we draw between our private and public lives, delivered through a darkly funny script steeped in existential fantasy

July 1, 2010
Little White Lies

Skeletons is an enjoyably quirky, beautifully shot British drama with some nice ideas, an inventive script and terrific performances from the entire cast. Highly recommended.

June 30, 2010 Full Review Source: ViewLondon

Though there's a little narrative drift in the middle, as a portrait of lives wrecked and remedied by memory's narcotic pull it's both strange and strangely moving.

June 30, 2010 Full Review Source: Total Film
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