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16 Years of Alcohol Reviews

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Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
April 21, 2005
It's a carefully made movie, evocatively filmed and intelligently thought out by the director and his cast.
| Original Score: B
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Derek Elley
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.
Ken Fox
TV Guide
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
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.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Dennis Lim
Village Voice
March 15, 2005
A film that teeters between the rapturous and the ridiculous.
Alan Morrison
Empire Magazine
July 30, 2004
Even in its most violent moments, 16 Years Of Alcohol is suffused with visual poetry.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Tom Dawson
July 3, 2004
An intense and imaginatively mounted first feature.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Martin Scribbs
Mixed Reviews
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film
January 6, 2004
Richard Jobson's debut is full of abiding images that linger long after the final credits.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jason Anderson
January 6, 2004
Moving, lyrical and ultimately devastating.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Ruthe Stein
San Francisco Chronicle
April 29, 2005
Eventually the movie drowns in words.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor
March 24, 2005
The frequent narration is a nonstop string of clichés, platitudes, and truisms that should have been flung out the cutting-room window.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Ned Martel
New York Times
March 17, 2005
This Scottish memoir of inebriation and sobriety leans heavily on the hurt of booze and rarely on the high.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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