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4.3.2.1 Reviews

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July 30, 2012
I admire the ambition. Unfortunately, it's the execution that fails here.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
July 30, 2012
The plotting is clumsy, the characterisation scraggy and the dialogue clunky- but you can't accuse Clarke of lacking ambition, even if his film does display a yawning gulf between aspiration and accomplishment.
December 17, 2010
full review at Movies for the Masses
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
August 20, 2010
A complete absence of wit and some truly terrible writing and acting makes for one bluntly bad movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
August 19, 2010
I regret to say I enjoyed nearly every minute.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
August 18, 2010
There's something a bit off about the whole film for me. It just wasn't making it. It was chaotic without being very illuminating.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
August 18, 2010
This is pretty much a girl power movie, Tarantino style, with jump cuts, fast cuts, split screens and a lot of lip. And for the most part it's fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
June 9, 2010
Like most of those movies that purport to tell it like it is for the fashionably chic young, the result is as cheesy and sentimental as it pretends to be streetwise.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
June 7, 2010
Clarke does all he can to grab your attention but then you learn he has nothing worth saying. A big disappointment.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
June 7, 2010
4.3.2.1. is shrill, histrionic and a little bit naff when it could have been cool, hip and exciting.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
June 4, 2010
The multithreads, a la Pulp Fiction, weave and collide, but it's all too linear, too telegraphed, its influences too obvious, its edges sanded down by compromise.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
June 3, 2010
It brings me no joy to say it, but Clarke's filmmaking is like a narcissistic strut from someone who needs to brush up on walking.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
June 3, 2010
The dialogue's clunky and the ludicrous plot is full of holes. It's a great relief when real talent like Ben Miller appear -- but he's only in it for a couple of minutes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
June 3, 2010
Paragraph after paragraph can be spent dissecting the flaws, the portrayal of men as either evil or nerdish, and the cringeworthy decision to make the lead actresses all strip down to their skimpies at various stages of the movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
June 3, 2010
Noel Clarke, blowing his promise as the debut director of Kidulthood, blends youth romp with international thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
June 3, 2010
4.3.2.1 is a totally untested mash-up of slick, Hollywood-style action and edgy British teen drama. And not only does it work -- it works brilliantly.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 3, 2010
There's an interesting idea in this film, as we watch four people over the same three days while their experiences converge into one story. But the plot is riddled with holes and filmmaker Clarke strains to hold it together.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
June 2, 2010
Flashy, fast-paced and unashamedly trashy, this is a supremely shallow but no less enjoyable thriller, enlivened by strong performances, snappy editing and a willingness not to take itself too seriously.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 2, 2010
These girls are brilliantly un-victimy and always come out fighting. If only they weren't incessantly paraded about in their underwear for the viewing pleasure of men.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 28, 2010
Lacking the polish of the Tarantino frescoes he's striving to emulate, Clarke's multistrander still packs enough infectious gusto, humour and surprising detours to paper its obvious cracks. He's still on the way up, but the future is bright.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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