4.3.2.1 Reviews

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Jake Wilson
The Age (Australia)
August 19, 2010
I regret to say I enjoyed nearly every minute.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Margaret Pomeranz
At the Movies (Australia)
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
Robbie Collin
News of the World
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
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
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
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Cath Clarke
Time Out
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
Rob James
Total Film
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
David Edwards
Daily Mirror [UK]
May 28, 2010
An edgy and ambitious crime thriller that feels like a homegrown Tarantino movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5

Sky Movies
May 26, 2010
Borrowing liberally from Tarantino's motor-mouthing, whiplash-editing style, this fast-moving tale barrels along at breakneck speed and -- even if it occasionally trips itself up -- is to be lauded for its smart-gobbed ambition.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

Empire Magazine
January 1, 1800
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jennie Kermode
Eye for Film
January 1, 1800
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
July 30, 2012
I admire the ambition. Unfortunately, it's the execution that fails here.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Jason Best
Movie Talk
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.
Anthony Quinn
Independent
April 4, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
December 17, 2010
full review at Movies for the Masses
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Leigh Paatsch
Herald Sun (Australia)
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
David Stratton
At the Movies (Australia)
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
Derek Malcolm
This is London
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Allan Hunter
Daily Express
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
Tom Seymour
Little White Lies
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

Sight and Sound
June 18, 2012

Urban Cinefile
August 16, 2010
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