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Third Star Reviews

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Allan Hunter
Daily Express

All of this feels a little too pat and obvious until we edge towards a lump-in-the-throat finale with an emotional wallop absent from the predictability of the previous scenes.

Full Review Source: Daily Express | Original Score: 2/5

May 20, 2011
Anthony Quinn

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

May 20, 2011
Dave Calhoun
Time Out
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The script is too full of events and outbursts for it truly to convince, but the actors bring charm to the film and director Hattie Dalton has a pleasingly light touch.

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

May 18, 2011
David Edwards
Daily Mirror [UK]

It's an hour-and a-half of nothing.

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

May 20, 2011
Damon Wise
Radio Times

A film that many will find more morbid than melancholy.

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

May 19, 2011
Antonia Quirke
Financial Times

Cumberbatch always seems to act as though he already has the letters OBE after his name.

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

May 18, 2011
Kate Stables
Sight and Sound

Underneath Third Star's classy cladding, which camouflages its maudlin streak and conventional melodramatic underpinnings, there lies a TV movie first and last.

Full Review Source: Sight and Sound

May 24, 2011
Anna Smith
Empire Magazine

Even a talented cast struggle to convince in this tough sell of a film.

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

May 16, 2011

Dalton, a Bafta-winning short filmmaker, ensures everything looks pleasant and polished enough, but there's very little here that stands out.

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

May 23, 2011
Marc Lee
Daily Telegraph

Dalton's first feature doesn't quite reach the philosophical depths she appears to be aiming for, but Cumberbatch keeps sentimentality at bay, and the ending is almost unbearably poignant.

Full Review Source: Daily Telegraph | Original Score: 3/5

May 19, 2011
Phelim O'Neill

The characters aren't particularly likable or clever, but their chemistry is convincing and it's well performed.

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

May 19, 2011
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

This beautifully shot and finely acted drama will struggle to find an audience simply because its subject matter is ultimately so dark

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

May 20, 2011
Tom Long
Detroit News
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As road trips go, this one travels far and travels well.

Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: B+

June 24, 2011
Matthew Turner

Impressively directed and sharply written, this is a powerfully emotional British drama with superb performances from all four leads.

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

May 18, 2011
Philip French

Rather familiar and predictable, though not dislikable.

Full Review Source: Guardian

May 23, 2011
Neil Smith
Total Film

Hattie Dalton's direction is sensitive but ponderous, making our own third star more than slightly grudging.

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

May 16, 2011
Leslie Felperin
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February 23, 2012

Sight and Sound
June 18, 2012
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