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4.3.2.1 Reviews

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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
Roz Laws
Birmingham Post
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
Ben Rawson-Jones
Digital Spy
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
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
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
Allan Hunter
Daily Express (UK)
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
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times
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
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
December 17, 2010
full review at Movies for the Masses
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Anthony Quinn
Independent (UK)
April 4, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Trevor Johnston
Radio Times
May 27, 2010
It's about as substantial as a layer of lipstick, but while you shake your head at its arrant silliness, the film's brazen cheek still raises a smile.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
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
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
Wendy Ide
Times (UK)
May 28, 2010
This is energetic, pulpy exploitation from the UK that might just claim back a small corner of the multiplex audience from the relentless onslaught of cynical Hollywood garbage. And for that at least, 4.3.2.1 can't be dismissed as all bad. Just mostly.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph (UK)
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
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.
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
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail (UK)
May 28, 2010
No, it's definitely a zero.
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
May 28, 2010
This film whooshes wildly all over the place, and it's got plenty of energy, but nothing about it is convincing for a single moment, and the acting is on the torpid side.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Derek Malcolm
London Evening Standard
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.
| Original Score: 2/5
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

Urban Cinefile
August 16, 2010

Sight and Sound
June 18, 2012
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