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Elfie Hopkins (2012)




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Amateur detective Elfie Hopkins decides to cleanse her town of cannibals when a new family moves in next door, and begins treating her neighborhood like their own personal flesh buffet. Jaime Winstone, Ray Winstone, and Rupert Evans star.

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Ray Winstone
as Butcher Bryn
Jaime Winstone
as Elfie Hopkins
Rupert Evans
as Mr Gammon
Kate Magowan
as Mrs Gammon
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Critic Reviews for Elfie Hopkins

All Critics (15) | Top Critics (2)

A grim horror-comedy that amuses only when it tries to alarm.

Full Review… | April 24, 2012
Top Critic

There's a hint of camp pleasure to be gained from the film's early soft-focus domestic scenes and late hysterics, but 'Elfie Hopkins' is sunk by a lame script and mannered performances.

Full Review… | April 19, 2012
Time Out
Top Critic

I felt like taking my felt pen to the film's poster and turning the overindulged star's name into "J'aime pas Winstone".

Full Review… | April 22, 2012
Observer (UK)

Elfie Hopkins has a promising set-up and some suitably quirky set design but it's let down by a disappointing script and a one-note performance from Jaime Winstone.

Full Review… | April 21, 2012

It would be interesting to see how many people want to walk out after half an hour. But I bet they stay put for the horribly gruesome bits.

Full Review… | April 20, 2012
Birmingham Mail

A poor screenplay and some dubious acting in subsidiary roles make for a misguided horror thriller.

Full Review… | April 20, 2012
London Evening Standard

Audience Reviews for Elfie Hopkins


75% The tone is uneven, but that doesn't bother me at all. I liked it but it's not THE BURBS. "I thought you didn't believe in killing."-Elliot Gammon (Will Payne)

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FilmGrinder Stone

When the inhabitants of a small Welsh village start disappearing, amateur sleuth Winstone suspects her new neighbours and proceeds to investigate. This has been promoted as a horror movie, it's not. This belongs to that most odious of genres: the stoner comedy, "Nancy Drew" meets "Juno" for the "Harry Potter" generation. And yes it is as bad as that combination sounds. Winstone has one of those faces you just want to slap and it doesn't help that her character is obnoxious, a moody smartass teen who just needs a good clip round the ear. If these are the role models teens have it's no wonder young people are so messed up today. (Now get off my damn lawn). There's some nice use of color in the production design but this is underwhelmed by the awful photography. Bad enough that it's shot on video and is therefore soft focus to begin with, but the cinematographer insists on pursuing the old vaseline on the lens look. I kept wanting to take a J-cloth to the screen. There's one sequence involving balloons that is the most irritatingly edited piece of film in a long while. This might be set in Wales but it's very much of the middle-England variety, inhabiting the world of JK Rowling and Nick Park. That's my idea of hell to be honest, I can't abide that sort of quirky British quaintness that American viewers seem to lap up. If "Jennifer's Body" mixed with "Last Of The Summer Wine" sounds like a good time this just might be the movie you've been looking for.

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