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Cherry Tree Lane Reviews

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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
June 30, 2011
... A technically proficient and psychologically aware piece of class baiting ...
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
September 2, 2010
Deeply unpleasant, tightly scripted and well executed...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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
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
September 1, 2010
Good playing and powerful film-making make Cherry Tree Lane distinctive.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
September 1, 2010
The grim comedy keeps coming and the laughter keeps dying in our throats.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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
Top Critic
January 24, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: B-
January 24, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 24, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: C+
January 24, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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