Ill Manors

2012

Ill Manors (2012)

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A unique crime thriller set on the unforgiving streets of London, iLL MANORS follows six disparate lives, all struggling to survive the circles of violence that engulf them. There is ex-dealer Kirby, who has just been released from prison, thug Ed who will stop at nothing to find his missing phone, troubled Michelle who is just looking for her next hit, young Jake who finds himself drawn to the local gang, Chris, who seeks revenge, Katya, who is desperately trying to escape this foreign land, and Aaron, our main protagonist who is just trying to do the right thing.

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Critic Reviews for Ill Manors

All Critics (29) | Top Critics (3)

The ambitious Ill Manors lacks a bit in the charisma and entertainment departments, but makes up for it with a grimy intensity.

Jun 21, 2013 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

This is an impressively mature and technically assured work.

Jun 10, 2012 | Full Review…

There are plenty of flaws here, but instinctively 'Ill Manors' feels important - like some British films of the 1980s ('Meantime', 'Scum') that spoke of a generation out of work and out of hope.

May 31, 2012 | Rating: 4/5
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Drew has certainly proven himself a talented director with bags of potential, who - with his debut film - has managed to paint a gripping, vivid and starkly realistic portrait of inner-city London life.

Aug 23, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Ill Manors flip-flops between its various threads so swiftly that no in-depth characterizations emerge; rather, the film offers only the same old indistinguishable hoods and hookers.

Nov 25, 2013 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

It's about as flattering to London as 'City of God' was to Brazil.

May 2, 2013 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Ill Manors

A dark, gritty English drama following the not so pleasant lives of a range of people living close to the Olympic stadium in London. Ranging from gangs, bullying, drug addicts, gun crime, murder, prostitution and sex trafficking! It reminded a bit of Kidulthood/Adulthood but is harder hitting. Also similar in parts to a recent TV drama Top boy. Still the mainly rather young and unknown cast give good performances about the sorry state of some lives in the capital. Occasionally broken up by brief light hearted moments and music/lyrics from the director Plan B.

Dean King
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