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Raw and riveting, Blue Story overcomes its somewhat prosaic story with powerful performances and an impressive clarity of purpose. Read critic reviews

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Best friends Timmy and Marco go to the same high school in Peckham but live in neighboring London boroughs. When Marco gets beaten up by one of Timmy's primary school friends, the two boys wind up on rival sides of a never-ending cycle of gang wars in which there are no winners, only hapless victims.

Cast & Crew

Rohan Nedd
Dwayne
Junior Afolabi Salokun
Madder
Karla-Simone Spence
Leah
Jo Martin
Marco's Mum
Rapman
Director
Rapman
Screenwriter
Joy Gharoro-Akpojotor
Producer
Rose Garnett
Executive Producer
Simon Stolland
Cinematographer
Mdhamiri Á Nkemi
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Jonathon Deering
Original Music
Gini Godwin
Production Designer
Jack Hawthorn
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Critic Reviews for Blue Story

All Critics (43) | Top Critics (23) | Fresh (40) | Rotten (3)

  • For a big screen directing debut, "Blue Story" is pretty accomplished.

    February 24, 2021 | Full Review…
  • It's a vital story about contemporary London.

    February 24, 2021 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • The emphatic style can be repetitive, but it's confident work that crucially doesn't condescend to the youth audience best placed to receive its sobering pacifist message.

    February 24, 2021 | Full Review…
  • A moving, urgent, energetic drama inspired by south London's postcode gang rivalries.

    February 24, 2021 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • A timeless, even old-fashioned cautionary tale; one that resonates the same whether you're a Jet or a Shark or just a kid on the other side of the Atlantic, trying to make it out of this world alive.

    May 8, 2020 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
  • Blue Story, at its essence, is a narrative you've seen before. But Onwubolu vests it with firecracker energy-the pace never drags, even when you think you know what's going to happen next.

    May 7, 2020 | Full Review…

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  • May 13, 2020
    I like the style of the semi-musical form of this film when characters break out into hip-hop when describing the narrative of the conflicts between certain characters as well as some of the romances that blossom. That sometimes plays against the quality of the film when the musical portions skim over key plot points that should be given more time to be fleshed out as I loved the acting and the dynamics of the friends turned rivals within the greater framework of the gangs that our protagonists are affiliated within the story.
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