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Martin Ward is a cove fisherman, without a boat. His brother Steven has re-purposed their father's vessel as a tourist tripper, driving a wedge between the brothers. With their childhood home now a get-away for London money, Martin is displaced to the estate above the picturesque harbor. As his struggle to restore the family to their traditional place creates increasing friction with tourists and locals alike, a tragedy at the heart of the family changes his world.


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All Critics (11) | Top Critics (2)

  • The surface plot has the stark feel of classic neorealism, but there are more interesting layers going on below the scuffed surface as Jenkin detours into experimental montage technique, Guy Maddin-style retro pastiche and English folk-horror tropes.

    Feb 20, 2019 | Full Review…
  • The weirdness of Bait can't be overestimated, like FW Murnau directing an episode of EastEnders.

    Feb 11, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • The effect is a strange union down the decades of Sergei Eisenstein and Mike Leigh.

    Jul 12, 2019 | Rating: 5 | Full Review…
  • The film will need time for viewers to finds its groove, but the contrasting period style and modern tale blend to excellent effect.

    Jul 9, 2019 | Full Review…
  • "A film that's both a celebration of community traditions and a triumph of old-school filmmaking."

    Jul 6, 2019 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…
  • Aping silent cinema in its aesthetic and intensity, it turns the mounting tensions of a Cornish fishing village into riveting dramatic fodder.

    Jun 20, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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