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16 Years of Alcohol Reviews

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April 21, 2005
It's a carefully made movie, evocatively filmed and intelligently thought out by the director and his cast.
Read More | Original Score: B
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
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.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 3, 2004
An intense and imaginatively mounted first feature.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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
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
January 6, 2004
Moving, lyrical and ultimately devastating.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 29, 2005
Eventually the movie drowns in words.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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
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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