Down Terrace

2010

Down Terrace

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Father and son Bill and Karl (real life father and son Bob and Robin Hill) have just been released from jail free and clear, but all is not well at Down Terrace. Patriarchs of a small crime family, their business is plagued with infighting. Karl has had more than he can take of his old man's philosophizing and preaching, and Bill thinks Karl's dedication to the family is seriously compromised when he takes up with an estranged girlfriend who claims to be carrying his baby. To make matters worse, there's an unidentified informant in their midst that could send them all to prison for a very long time, and none of their associates can be trusted. -- (C) Magnolia

Cast

Tony Way
as Garvey
Mark Kempner
as Councillor Berman
Kitty Blue
as Pringle's Kid
Kali Peacock
as Mrs. Garvey
Janet Hill
as Mrs. Pringle
Simon Smith
as Bill's Band Member #1
Paul George
as Bill's Band Member #2
Simon Walker
as Bill's Band Member #3
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Critic Reviews for Down Terrace

All Critics (35) | Top Critics (11) | Fresh (30) | Rotten (5)

  • The British do kitchen-sink realism extremely well; they also have a nice way with black comedy. It's rare, however, to see the two as wickedly combined as they are in Down Terrace.

    Nov 12, 2010 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • A low-budget effort by British director Ben Wheatley, Down Terrace is an enjoyably nasty piece of business about a down-market sort of underworld clan.

    Nov 11, 2010 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • A dark and hilarious thwomping of the whole miserablist British gangster genre.

    Oct 27, 2010 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
  • Its litany of outrageous abuses and horrible crimes, as it careens from delicately phrased dinner-table insults to old ladies murdered in the street, is often gaspingly, ridiculously funny.

    Oct 22, 2010
  • A grimly amusing portrait of a closed system in which the pressure is building to an explosion.

    Oct 15, 2010 | Rating: 2.5/4
  • 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.

    Oct 15, 2010 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Down Terrace

  • Jun 17, 2015
    Sour people and places, slapstick serial killing and reality organised crime, with a streak of hippy and folk culture, plus some charming music. An excellent ensemble cast delivers this portrait of the English criminal class, who look and sound just like anyone else you might meet in the average neighbourhood. It takes a while, but not all that long, to see them as they really are. The film is also a finely constructed, if blunt, allegory for the passage of time, the rise and fall of power, and generational change. It is delivered with sophisticated English wit, and plenty of laughs.
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  • Sep 23, 2013
    Ben Wheatley made 'Down Terrace' on a budget of less than ten thousand dollars, and that's without a doubt the most remarkable thing about the film. I always love hearing about filmmakers who produced their debuts on their own dime just because it's inspiring for a person like myself. 'Down Terrace' isn't a great film, and suffers from being tonally uneven and having a sloppy, confusing ending, but its black humor, docu-drama approach and performances all work well with each other, and it definitely foreshadows the greater things to come in Wheatley's career.
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  • Jul 12, 2013
    A film that kept me interested due to some interesting plot surprises and strong performances from Robin Hill and Deakin. It was a little too stop and start for me but I could certainly appreciate the skill and effort that went into making it on a tight budget and in a short space of time. A bit too 'kitchen sink' for me but I'm keen to see Wheatley's 'Kill List' and 'Sightseers' now.
    David S Super Reviewer
  • Dec 03, 2012
    Superb, tiny budgeted film shot in sequence in one week. The performances are natural and engaging, the film looks fantastic (DP Laurie Rose is a master) and is wonderfully edited. Blackly funny and thrilling with an edge of harsh violence.
    Daniel P Super Reviewer

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