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Kidulthood (2008)





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This British drama follows a day in the lives of four poor youths living in an impoverished neighborhood in West London, where the pressure and desperation of poverty propels each of them towards the choice between a life of bleakness, violence, and crime, and the terrifying prospect of striving for a better life. ~ Cammila Collar, Rovi

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Aml Ameen
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All Critics (3)

For all the filth and fury, Kidulthood is ultimately a moral film - perhaps a bit too moral, if the children's film workshop ending is anything to go by.

September 26, 2017 | Full Review…

Despite being rather graphic and unflinching in its subject matter, there is a genuine humanity toward its characters.

January 17, 2009 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

The fact is, while Kidulthood tries to be raw and gritty, it's really just a mish-mash of events that's missing characters that you genuinely care for or even begin to understand.

December 8, 2008 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Kidulthood

A very good film with some young English actors. I'm not sure if this was a film made for TV but it has that feel to it. It's raw, gritty and brutal showing the life of a group of teenagers in West London. Unfortunately some scenes are quite true to what is going on with inner city teenagers today and the gang culture. Fades a little towards the end but still a good to see the sequel adulthood.

Dean King
Dean King

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I Really enjoyed this movie!! suprising really because i dont normally like movies like this i guess you can compare it to this is england an other london movies based on poorer and gangster children who turn to crime. But this movie is brilliant and enlightening, i like the story and the acting and the portrayal of london children and being poor efects you. Apart from the anoying chav language of 'yh blood' 'your goin to mash um up' and all of that i fiind annoying but looking past the dialog it really is a fantastic movie!!

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Film Crazy

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An impressive (almost too realistic in parts) gritty Drama. Noel Clarke wrote and Acted in this film which shows a frightening reality and insight into the teen culture of England. A truly intriguing tale which plays on all your emotions, from anger to empathy, to frustration and hope. Nothing is hidden in this raw peek into a world, some people are completely oblivious to. Looking forward to 'Adulthood'. A great role played by Ami Ameen here, he stood out against all the others.

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Lady D'arbanville

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