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This Is England Reviews

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Leo Goldsmith
Reverse Shot

It is the war within him--and by extension, within the minds of many embittered, working class young men left behind in Thatcher's England--that Meadows's film most strikingly portrays.

Full Review Source: Reverse Shot

August 8, 2009
Prairie Miller
NewsBlaze

Steeped in the raw mix of ska and punk sound as expression of the youth alienation and misguided rage of those tumultuous times, an alarming voice of the surging army of jobless youth back then dubbed 'no hopers.'

Full Review Source: NewsBlaze

December 22, 2007
Marlow Stern
Manhattan Movie Magazine

Stephen Graham delivers a bravura performance as the brooding, mesmerizing Combo, clearly channeling Russell Crowe in Romper Stomper.

| Original Score: 5/5

December 18, 2007
Jason Ferguson
Orlando Weekly

Riveting.

Full Review Source: Orlando Weekly

November 29, 2007
Beth Accomando
KPBS.org

Meadows obviously knows the working class neighborhoods that he depicts. There's a grit and honesty to his film as he chronicles the mundane details of these kids' lives.

November 15, 2007
Peter Howell
Toronto Star
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How sad and predictable is the fate of those who counsel violence as a means to an end. And yet how poignant it all seems when viewed through Shane Meadows' thoughtful lens.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 3/4

November 9, 2007
Liz Braun
Jam! Movies

An intelligent, spare, mean-streets sort of story, This Is England features superb performances...

Full Review Source: Jam! Movies | Original Score: 3.5/5

November 9, 2007
Jennie Punter
Globe and Mail
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You wouldn't think a film about a group of British skinheads during the early 1980s could be a sweet, nostalgic coming-of-age period piece, but that's the surprise of the authentic, fresh and utterly relevant This Is England.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 3.5/4

November 9, 2007
Richard James Havis
Hollywood Reporter
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Its tough but moving neo-realist approach make it one of the better British films of recent times.

November 9, 2007
Michele Kenner
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

This Is England grabs you by the scruff of the neck and yanks you into the Thatcher 1980s with brute force.

Full Review Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | Original Score: 3.5/4

September 27, 2007
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A post-punk gem of a drama that seems bent on being both funny and deadly serious.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: A-

September 23, 2007

This is not the England that makes you want to hop on over for a visit, but the movie is worthy of a quick look.

Full Review Source: TheMovieChicks.com | Original Score: 3/5

September 23, 2007
Sean Means
Salt Lake Tribune

[Meadows] captures the palpable anger of impoverished youth, without money or jobs or hope, seeking to blame somebody else for their troubles.

| Original Score: 3.5/4

September 14, 2007
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

[Shane] Meadows' fictionalized version of these events is at least as vivid -- and at times as hard to watch -- as some of Ken Loach's more stark dramas.

Full Review Source: Deseret News, Salt Lake City | Original Score: 3/4

September 13, 2007
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

This Is England is a movie like a punch to the solar plexus.

Full Review Source: Antagony & Ecstasy | Original Score: 9/10

September 12, 2007
John Hartl
Seattle Times
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It may be the best work to date from the talented 34-year-old writer-director of Twenty Four Seven (1997).

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 3.5/4

September 7, 2007
Bruce Westbrook
Houston Chronicle
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A drama that's so potent and persuasive yet also natural and intimate that it almost has the heft of a documentary.

Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

September 7, 2007
Marrit Ingman
Austin Chronicle

Somewhere between the pop jouissance of Guy Ritchie and the social realism of Ken Loach, this ballsy drama freeze-frames bleak Thatcherite Yorkshire and exposes its racist underbelly.

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle | Original Score: 3.5/5

September 7, 2007
Ron Wilkinson
Monsters and Critics

A successfully executed cautionary tale condemning war and racism in the context of growing up in cloudy Northern England

| Original Score: 7/10

September 7, 2007
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

He [Director Shane Meadows] He has a gift for getting under the skin of his working-class characters, who are invariably from the British Midlands and are invariably struggling to hold onto honor and innocence in a violent, dangerous world.

Full Review Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press | Original Score: 3/4

September 6, 2007
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