Leave To Remain Reviews

June 17, 2014
A convincing attempt to give a voice to some of Britain's most marginalised residents.
March 26, 2019
Whilst it may falter at times, Leave to Remain does prove a compelling watch and gives voice to a group who rarely have one.
June 24, 2014
With improv-style performances, using stories based on real-life experiences, this film has a strong blast of authenticity to shine light on a big issue.
June 22, 2014
If the more melodramatic strains of the script (co-written with Charlotte Colbert) are occasionally at odds with the cast's naturalistic input, the overall picture remains convincing and engaging.
June 20, 2014
The subject matter is downbeat but Goodison, helped by a likeable young cast, brings moments of humour and lyricism to the storytelling.
June 20, 2014
Compassionate, humane, and deeply touching interconnected stories about teenage asylum seekers in the UK, based on real stories and performed by young immigrant actors with similar experiences.
June 19, 2014
Goodison displays a sure, Shane Meadows-like touch with his lively unknown leads, and finds eloquent, cinematic ways of describing their hopes, dreams and fears.
June 19, 2014
This intense, no-fi asylum seeker drama manages to make a big noise with a very small drum.
June 16, 2014
Goodison's ace is his cast: when he just lets us watch them, their natural warmth provides all the conviction needed.