Hard Tide Reviews

March 5, 2017
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.
January 2, 2017
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.
May 1, 2016
An ambitious and stylish attempt to bring something fresh to the familiar ingredients of the gritty, violent British crime thriller.
April 29, 2016
There's a surprisingly heartfelt message behind the thuggish bravado.
April 28, 2016
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.