16 Years of Alcohol Reviews

April 29, 2005
Eventually the movie drowns in words.
April 21, 2005
It's a carefully made movie, evocatively filmed and intelligently thought out by the director and his cast.
March 24, 2005
The frequent narration is a nonstop string of clichs, platitudes, and truisms that should have been flung out the cutting-room window.
March 18, 2005
The freely associative, poetic tone signals this isn't going to be just another grungy British pic about young malcontents and petty crime.
March 18, 2005
The voice-over is a touch pretentious and a few scenes play like acting exercises, but the film is filled with a real sense of hopeless poignancy.
March 18, 2005
Despite reams of maudlin narration, McKidd's powerful performance as a conflicted man makes this beautifully shot low-budget feature worth checking out.
March 18, 2005
The film has a poetic pulse, its ups and downs accompanied by some smartly chosen pop songs, a seductive original score and McKidd's husky voice-over narration.
March 17, 2005
This Scottish memoir of inebriation and sobriety leans heavily on the hurt of booze and rarely on the high.
March 15, 2005
A film that teeters between the rapturous and the ridiculous.
July 30, 2004
Even in its most violent moments, 16 Years Of Alcohol is suffused with visual poetry.
July 3, 2004
An intense and imaginatively mounted first feature.
May 1, 2004
'Hello, my name is Frankie. And I am a violent man.'
March 4, 2004
Actually, it's Trainspotting without the predilection for 'junk' and dead babies who crawl on the ceiling.
January 6, 2004
Moving, lyrical and ultimately devastating.
January 6, 2004
Richard Jobson's debut is full of abiding images that linger long after the final credits.