Kidulthood Reviews

  • Jan 10, 2019

    fast paced, the music works well throughout and an interesting story. Pretty good.

    fast paced, the music works well throughout and an interesting story. Pretty good.

  • Jan 13, 2018

    Kidulthood manages to depict the general lives of adolescents during the early 2000s, with gripping and believable acting by the fantastic cast. The film has that dark yet enjoyable tone that gives you knowledge about the daily lives of adolescents and what surrounds them.

    Kidulthood manages to depict the general lives of adolescents during the early 2000s, with gripping and believable acting by the fantastic cast. The film has that dark yet enjoyable tone that gives you knowledge about the daily lives of adolescents and what surrounds them.

  • Oct 20, 2016

    This isn't a gangster film (like legend) this is a twat film, but it is still way too good for a under rated film, one of the most truest British films ever to be made, a class film and it is a treat to watch, Noel Clarke shows a different side of him that we regually see in Doctor Who, and all though I hate his character, his acting is top notch and I love it, personally I would hate these characters and I would avoid the dark storylines but watching is so good and in my opinion, this is a proper film to be admired by anyone who's anyone British.

    This isn't a gangster film (like legend) this is a twat film, but it is still way too good for a under rated film, one of the most truest British films ever to be made, a class film and it is a treat to watch, Noel Clarke shows a different side of him that we regually see in Doctor Who, and all though I hate his character, his acting is top notch and I love it, personally I would hate these characters and I would avoid the dark storylines but watching is so good and in my opinion, this is a proper film to be admired by anyone who's anyone British.

  • May 10, 2016

    Without doubt a powerful film which accurately portrays the attitude of so many of London's undesirable youth and their disgusting low life moral values. Also strongly shows why this country is in such a mess when these types of low life are actually looked up to by the more decent youth.

    Without doubt a powerful film which accurately portrays the attitude of so many of London's undesirable youth and their disgusting low life moral values. Also strongly shows why this country is in such a mess when these types of low life are actually looked up to by the more decent youth.

  • Feb 21, 2016

    There's times where i think highly of Kidulthood because it does have high points. But sometimes it is manipulative and poorly written.

    There's times where i think highly of Kidulthood because it does have high points. But sometimes it is manipulative and poorly written.

  • Nov 27, 2015

    Powerful, realistic, thought-pprovoking; it stays with you after its over. I thought that this portrays with horrible clarity the dangers and temptations that must surround young urban people who haven't got strong support and back-up. Dog eat dog; the false glamour of violence, the ease of petty crime, the loneliness of life in a city and within this people trying to work out where they stand morally; what is acceptable and what is death-dealing. Fine.

    Powerful, realistic, thought-pprovoking; it stays with you after its over. I thought that this portrays with horrible clarity the dangers and temptations that must surround young urban people who haven't got strong support and back-up. Dog eat dog; the false glamour of violence, the ease of petty crime, the loneliness of life in a city and within this people trying to work out where they stand morally; what is acceptable and what is death-dealing. Fine.

  • Oct 16, 2015

    Very Dark And Violent But So Good Though

    Very Dark And Violent But So Good Though

  • Sep 29, 2015

    Powerful drama showing the real perspective of the ghetto parts of London that the upper-class don't see.

    Powerful drama showing the real perspective of the ghetto parts of London that the upper-class don't see.

  • Mar 11, 2015

    gruesome stuff. not a required viewing

    gruesome stuff. not a required viewing

  • Feb 06, 2015

    Directed by Menhaj Huda (Tube Tales (1999) and Everywhere and Nowhere (2011)), and written by Noel Clarke (4.3.2.1 (2010), Fast Girls (2012) and Storage 24 (2012)), this inner-city drama sums up teen life within west London. It could be another load of cliched old cobblers, but it's actually well made with a good plot and it's a fast film which moves along quickly and doesn't outstay it's welcome. It begins when bullied teenager Katie (Rebecca Martin) hangs herself. The students of the school are given a day off for mourning, but instead, most of them plan a party. Including Trevor (Aml Ameen) and his best friends Jay (Adam Deacon), and Moony (Femi Oyeniran) spend most of the day stealing stuff and trying to chat up women, but they get into trouble with local bully Sam (Clarke), especially when Jay has sex with Sam's girlfriend Claire (Madeleine Fairley). Meanwhile, Trevor's girlfriend Alisa (Red Madrell) finds out she's pregnant, and she's worried what she'll tell Trevor, but her friend Becky (Jaime Winstone) has her drink to forget. It's an indictment on inner-city life, and the grown-ups in the film are portrayed as clueless, out of touch idiots. While it does fall into many of the pitfalls and cliches a lot of youth culture films like this do, at least it handles matters like this in a realistic and serious manner, Clarke followed it up with Adulthood (2008).

    Directed by Menhaj Huda (Tube Tales (1999) and Everywhere and Nowhere (2011)), and written by Noel Clarke (4.3.2.1 (2010), Fast Girls (2012) and Storage 24 (2012)), this inner-city drama sums up teen life within west London. It could be another load of cliched old cobblers, but it's actually well made with a good plot and it's a fast film which moves along quickly and doesn't outstay it's welcome. It begins when bullied teenager Katie (Rebecca Martin) hangs herself. The students of the school are given a day off for mourning, but instead, most of them plan a party. Including Trevor (Aml Ameen) and his best friends Jay (Adam Deacon), and Moony (Femi Oyeniran) spend most of the day stealing stuff and trying to chat up women, but they get into trouble with local bully Sam (Clarke), especially when Jay has sex with Sam's girlfriend Claire (Madeleine Fairley). Meanwhile, Trevor's girlfriend Alisa (Red Madrell) finds out she's pregnant, and she's worried what she'll tell Trevor, but her friend Becky (Jaime Winstone) has her drink to forget. It's an indictment on inner-city life, and the grown-ups in the film are portrayed as clueless, out of touch idiots. While it does fall into many of the pitfalls and cliches a lot of youth culture films like this do, at least it handles matters like this in a realistic and serious manner, Clarke followed it up with Adulthood (2008).