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Cleanskin Reviews

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Tara Brady
Irish Times
September 10, 2012
There's a lovely frisson between Bean and Rampling that makes you think what James Bond and M could be.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Aldridge
Radio Times
August 23, 2012
The film certainly has ambition and there are some memorable fight scenes, but it also lacks the extra oomph that could have done for Bean's action-movie career what Taken did for Liam Neeson's.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Simon Reynolds
Digital Spy
August 23, 2012
It's perhaps one credibility-straining twist too many for the film, which up until then does a solid job of aping slicker, bigger-budgeted Hollywood thrillers.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Leslie Felperin
Variety
August 23, 2012
The ambition is laudable even if the execution isn't as smooth or detailed as it might have been.
Mark Adams
Daily Mirror (UK)
March 15, 2012
A slick action drama with a strong cast, including Tuppence Middleton, Charlotte Rampling and Michelle Ryan, that delivers in terms of violence, gunplay and conspiracy thrills.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Philip French
Observer (UK)
March 11, 2012
It's a competent, conventional thriller, but there's something suspiciously unbalanced going on here.
Tom Seymour
Little White Lies
March 8, 2012
With a better script editor, this could have been a character-piece comparable, maybe, to Showtime's Homeland.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
March 7, 2012
Trashily enjoyable thriller that puts its low budget to impressive use and scrapes a pass thanks to strong performances and some bone-crunching action scenes...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Kim Newman
Empire Magazine
March 6, 2012
A brutal, unsparing thriller, if a little on the long side.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Graham Young
Birmingham Mail
March 9, 2012
As a rather far-fetched work of faction, Cleanskin left me feeling rather grubby about the world that we live in - and not entertained.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph (UK)
March 9, 2012
You couldn't ever accuse Hadi Hajaig's film of being one-sided: it has two, both of them stupid.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Alex Zane
The Sun (UK)
March 8, 2012
As if we don't have enough gullible folk believing 7/7 and 9/11 conspiracy theories already, this poor thriller comes along to popularise the paranoia.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times
March 8, 2012
Cleanskin has Charlotte Rampling dying, spiritually at least, on a bench. It can be contagious.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
March 8, 2012
It plays like a lad-mag fantasy of counterterrorist work, juxtaposing mediocre action sscenes with a lot of deadly serious Islamist rhetoric.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express (UK)
March 8, 2012
Could have been a British 24 but is undone by terrible plotting, implausibility and lack of excitement.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Tim Evans
Sky Movies
March 7, 2012
At times, it's almost as funny as Four Lions. The trouble is, it's not meant to be comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Trevor Johnston
Time Out
March 6, 2012
Plodding, somewhat misbegotten, and never slick enough to sweep us along.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Mark Adams
Screen International
March 9, 2012
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