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Down Terrace Reviews

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July 28, 2010
Down Terrace doesn't just feel like the work of a first-time filmmaker, but that of someone who's never before thought of making movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
August 5, 2010
More the stuff of half-hour sitcoms than feature-length films.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 22, 2010
Doesn't provide much of an electric charge until very late in the game, making the first two acts of the picture an incredible test of endurance for anyone not utterly devoted to the throttled fury of British kitchen sink dramas.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
October 11, 2010
An unnecessarily claustrophobic visual scheme dings this otherwise so-so slice of darkly humorous, stakes-free entertainment, good for fans of certain British TV crime serials, and those schooled in the work of Shane Meadows.
Full Review | Original Score: C
October 14, 2010
off-kilter
| Original Score: 2.5/5
June 23, 2017
It's basically a surprisingly funny mumblecore movie with a focus on guns and murders instead of self-indulgent whining and indie-pop music.
August 2, 2010
Barking and bittersweet, it's a bit tasty.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 26, 2010
As the laughs subside, we've grown very much immersed in who these people are and what they're bound to do to one another.
August 2, 2010
It's an audacious balancing act, by turns shocking and comical, but the outlandish story does boast several naturalistic performances...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 5, 2010
This proves you don't necessarily need money when you've got an honest, striking script.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 2, 2010
The mix of downbeat laffs and Mike Leigh-style grimness is nicely balanced, and is boosted by a really well-chosen folky soundtrack.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 29, 2010
in his low-budget feature debut, Ben Wheatley brings a very English working-class brand of domestic banality to his evil, doing for the gangster flick what Steven Sheil's Mum & Dad did for survival horror.
July 29, 2010
Down Terrace is a Brit-gangster film that rarely feels like one - and is much the better for it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
August 3, 2010
None of the comedy is arch or nudging. This is just life, and death.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 28, 2010
Chances are you've never seen a crime family like the one in Ben Wheatley's unusual, ferociously witty dark comedy Down Terrace.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
August 18, 2010
By mixing the situations of a crime drama with dysfunctional family dynamics, the everyday becomes accentuated, meaning that outbreaks of violence are absurdly comic but still retain a nasty edge.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
July 30, 2010
The last reel isn't nearly so involving as the first, but there's plenty here to encourage hope for what Wheatley and Hill try next.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 29, 2010
Has some poignant moments but gets lost along the way in the macabre.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
October 15, 2010
Down Terrace is the auspicious feature debut of Ben Wheatley, who's spent a decade directing sitcoms, Web-isodes and commercials while fruitlessly pitching scripts to Hollywood.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 15, 2010
A grimly amusing portrait of a closed system in which the pressure is building to an explosion.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
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