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Cherry Bomb Reviews

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Terry Staunton
Radio Times
April 22, 2010
Directors Lisa Barros D'Sa and Glenn Leyburn aim for the sexually charged edginess of television's Skins, but fall back on glib outrage with little time spent examining what makes their characters tick.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Ben Rawson-Jones
Digital Spy
April 22, 2010
A trio of captivating performances from the young leads and a mesmerising soundtrack cannot drag Cherrybomb out of the creative mire.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Robbie Collin
News of the World
April 22, 2010
The story unfolds like a plastic picnic table, with a string of not-very-exciting events standing in for a plot.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Matt Mueller
Total Film
April 15, 2010
Rupert Grint takes another faltering step towards a post-wizarding world in this modest drama about drinking, drugging, shagging, shoplifting, joyriding Belfast teens.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph (UK)
April 22, 2010
This reasonably polished slice of Skins-style youthsploitation makes such a fake and undangerous lurch into pills-and-vandalism melodrama.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
April 21, 2010
Stylishly directed and featuring a terrific soundtrack, this is never less than watchable thanks to strong performances from Sheehan and Grint but the plot is ultimately underwhelming and fails to deliver the required emotional punch.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Stuart Heritage
Guardian
April 23, 2010
A valiant effort, but a little too yoof by numbers to be taken seriously.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tom Seymour
Little White Lies
April 23, 2010
Cherrybomb is an unaffected, if disposable, tribute to youthful misadventure.
| Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Boyd van Hoeij
Variety
May 4, 2009
Dare bests truth at each turn in Cherrybomb, a zippy if over-schematic teen pic from tyro helmers Lisa Barros D'Sa and Glenn Leyburn.
David Edwards
Daily Mirror (UK)
April 23, 2010
While it never quite manages to shake off the E4 vibe, it's good to see Grint stretching his wings.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tim Evans
Sky Movies
April 22, 2010
The whole cast deliver convincing portrayals of idle, Twitter-connected youth even if their lack of moral parameters are a cause for some concern.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Liz Beardsworth
Empire Magazine
April 22, 2010
Strong turns from Grint and Sheehan, and a punchy storyline elevate this from TV drama to something powerfully cinematic.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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