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Lost souls try to find a connection as they wander through their dreary lives.

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Critic Reviews for City Rats

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (5) | Rotten (10)

  • It's a terrible film, so blithely wrong-headed in its execution that some scenes are quite entertaining in an 'is this really happening?' kind of way.

    April 25, 2009 | Rating: 1/6 | Full Review…
  • There really is no film as terrible as a terrible Britfilm, and here is a depressing example that I can only compare to Madonna's legendarily abysmal Filth and Wisdom.

    April 25, 2009 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…
  • City Rats is an old Trabant: depressing, prone to stall, its parts not properly welded together.

    April 25, 2009 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • An inane urban drama with a strong cast - Susan Lynch and James Lance among them - and big themes - death, art, love, sex - but no discernible point.

    April 25, 2009 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…
  • Danny Dyer, Susan Lynch and Tamer Hassan do their best to convince but City Rats is never more than a compendium of clichs hoping to amuse and move us. In the end it does neither.

    April 25, 2009 | Rating: 1/5
  • Although Kelly displays imagination as well as technical skill, his film can't be taken seriously.

    April 28, 2009 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for City Rats

  • Mar 14, 2010
    Danny Dyer, Susan Lynch and Tamer Hassan do their best to convince but City Rats is never more than a compendium of clichés hoping to amuse and move us. In the end it does neither.
    Roy G Super Reviewer
  • Jan 28, 2010
    A pensive day in the life of eight Londoners, searching for sex or death, or maybe both. The story jumps around between each character so it takes a little while to catch up on who's who, especially since there's only a degree or two of separation between them all. Some of the acting is wooden enough to float but all that jumping around does keep you interested. Besides, who isn't interested in sex or death, or maybe both.
    Lesley N Super Reviewer
  • Jan 05, 2010
    it wasnt that bad, was a pretty good british movie the storyline wasnt to bad, the acting wasnt that bad either i think danny dyer was the stand out throughout the whole movie it reminded me alot of the movie crash, which i think this has got alot of inspiration from, but i think they did a great job with the way they brought all of them together even if at parts was slightly confusing but wasnt a bad movie, pretty entertaining
    Lone W Super Reviewer
  • Nov 28, 2009
    now why does my rating differ from everybody else's? maybe because i'm a negative fuck. doesn't anybody else see the humour in a hooker without legs? a sexually obsessed guy that can't get it up? or a woman humping a coma patient to get up the duff? damn, life is humour
    Sanity Assassin ! Super Reviewer

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