Hard Tide

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Total Count: 5


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"Hard Tide" is an independent UK Thriller that tells the incredible true story of a small time criminal in a British seaside town who, on the eve of a turf war, is forced to go on the run with a neglected 9-year-old girl after a tragic accident. The film is a moving and inspirational thriller/drama with breakthrough performances by up and coming actor Nathanael Wiseman and newcomer Alexandra Newick, about the courage that people can find in the most difficult of circumstances, and the transformative decisions we make. With echoes of "London To Brighton", "Shifty" and "Sweet Sixteen", or as journalist Adnan Sarwar quoted, it's As If Shane Meadows had made "LEON."

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Critic Reviews for Hard Tide

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  • There's a surprisingly heartfelt message behind the thuggish bravado.

    Apr 29, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Naturalistic performances and a sense of place are the film's strongest suit, along with a brisk approach to storytelling that propels things along to a predictable but not unsatisfying conclusion.

    Apr 28, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • That tension - between Margate's sink estate grit & flights of fancy, between naturalist crime story & sweet-natured morality fable... - is what gives Hard Tide its energy, but also, at times, makes it frustratingly uneven.

    Mar 5, 2017 | Full Review…
  • The performances are charming, but this is no less effective as a violent, gritty crimer than it is as a sweet tale of friendship and redemption.

    Jan 2, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • An ambitious and stylish attempt to bring something fresh to the familiar ingredients of the gritty, violent British crime thriller.

    May 1, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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