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Cherry Tree Lane Reviews

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Heather Wixson
Dread Central
March 6, 2013
The film flounders under the weight of two underwhelming and prickly protagonists who are as illogical as they are unlikable
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Ed Whitfield
The Ooh Tray
June 30, 2011
... A technically proficient and psychologically aware piece of class baiting ...
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
September 9, 2010
Slickly made but ultimately pointless, this film is rescued by skillful direction and excellent actors who invest a fearless authenticity into their roles. It's just a shame that there's nothing very meaningful beneath the surface.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Neil Smith
Total Film
September 9, 2010
A gruelling suspenser told in real time, flecked with a darkly comic sensibility and a smattering of class-war critique.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Damon Wise
Empire Magazine
September 5, 2010
Taut, tightly-plotted and at times confronting, it'll have you gripping the arm of your seat and double-locking the door.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
September 4, 2010
Impressively directed, superbly acted thriller that's both suspenseful and horrifying, though the decision to keep all the violence offscreen won't work for everyone.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Anthony Quinn
Independent (UK)
September 3, 2010
Its suggestion of a conscienceless underclass will be as a red rag to more conservative souls, but you suspect Williams won't care. He's becoming a real player in the cinema of ordeal.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
September 2, 2010
If Michael Haneke were drafted in to direct an EastEnders Christmas special, it might look like this raw, no-budget, home-invasion nightmare.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Edwards
Daily Mirror (UK)
September 2, 2010
Offers little but secondhand platitudes on the dehumanising effects of violence while proving that the generation gap is as wide as ever.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Anton Bitel
Little White Lies
September 2, 2010
...bringing vastly different classes and generations into explosive collision, and utterly unsettling the bourgeois norms of a society that prefers to keep its problems on the other side of the door.
David Gritten
Daily Telegraph (UK)
September 2, 2010
Deeply unpleasant, tightly scripted and well executed...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Stella Papamichael
Radio Times
September 2, 2010
Williams is able to create an unsettling atmosphere with simple sound effects, but he fails to provide a convincing context for the extreme antisocial behaviour.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Stella Papamichael
Digital Spy
September 1, 2010
If Williams has something important to say about hoodie culture, it's sadly lost in the haze of pot smoke.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Derek Malcolm
London Evening Standard
September 1, 2010
Good playing and powerful film-making make Cherry Tree Lane distinctive.
| Original Score: 3/5
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times
September 1, 2010
The grim comedy keeps coming and the laughter keeps dying in our throats.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Robbie Collin
News of the World
September 1, 2010
Combining top-notch craft and strong performances across the board, particularly from the younger cast members, Cherry Tree Lane is indie filmmaking done very, very right.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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AV Club
January 24, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
January 24, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
January 24, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
January 24, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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