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1 Day (2009)

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'1 DAY' is the first ever British hip-hop musical and a very, very bad day in the life of hustler, Flash. Entirely street cast and featuring original hip-hop and grime tracks from young rappers in Birmingham, this hard hitting film gets under the skin of guns, gangs and life on road.

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All Critics (16) | Top Critics (1)

A well-intentioned misfire.

November 6, 2009 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
Time Out
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This doesn't quite manage to be either a gritty musical or a convincing thriller, although the atmosphere is well-captured.

November 6, 2009 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
Empire Magazine

You could call this a 'hip-hopera', a mix of filmmaking and social work, or a shot in the arm for British independent cinema. Just don't call it Bugsy Malone with real bullets.

November 6, 2009 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

It's propulsive stuff that credibly mixes social realism with bursts of musical energy. Just occasionally, though, the movie falls for the gangland glamour - loving shots of guns, cars and posturing bad boys - it claims to despise.

November 6, 2009 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
Times (UK)

By turns gloomy, frenzied, downbeat and violently melodramatic, Penny Woolcock's gang grime musical throbs intermittently with energy.

November 6, 2009 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Woolcock doesn't strictly glamourise this guns-'n'-babymothers lifestyle, but her shortcuts to gritty pathos are nearly as questionable.

November 6, 2009 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
Daily Telegraph (UK)

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