London Road Reviews

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November 19, 2019
[I]t is because of its depressing background that makes this stand out as a musical.
May 10, 2019
As far as innovation goes, London Road is streets ahead - however its intrinsic qualities of "spoken word" song and laudable accuracy may not have such impact on repeat viewings.
August 28, 2018
For anyone in the mood for something that bucks against the norm, London Road will stun and delightfully perplex from the opening frames.
August 13, 2018
London Road is a wonderful representation of all that is exceptional about the British film industry.
November 22, 2017
Making full use of the panoramic possibilities that film allows, Norris has widened out his perspective to up the emotional stakes while also deepening one's sense of an enclave that risks erosion from within faced with the prospect of a murderer.
September 15, 2017
... a remarkably complex and incredibly creative look at the impact of how negative publicity affects the self-image of a town and its people and how they bond together to repair themselves and the place they call home.
December 8, 2016
...a haunting piece of work that is often all too real.
November 23, 2016
It's an experiment you're unlikely to see the likes of again, and a surprisingly upbeat take on a terrible tale, sweetening the despair without diminishing its power.
November 23, 2016
London Road emerges as a marvellous, uplifting exercise, brimming with humanity and sensitivity towards its subject matter.
November 18, 2016
Once Rufus Norris's film gets going, it quickly reveals itself as a vibrant, almost revolutionary work.
November 17, 2016
What starts out like a documentary soon morphs into something quite odd but strangely compelling, a social commentary of sorts about everyday people confronting a shocking and monstrous reality close to home.
October 7, 2016
All in all, a brilliant piece of work.
September 29, 2016
Rarely does a town unite to tell its story in such circumstances, so it's a shame London Road fails to delve as deeply as it surely could have.
September 22, 2016
This is not a conventional docudramoada but one that anyone that loves the variety of film genres (AKA: film nut) should do themselves a favor and see "London Road."
September 19, 2016
London Road does slow to a crawl at times, and occasionally it's hard to get past its inherent weirdness. But when the characters' movements are dancelike and their songs rhythmic, you may just be mesmerized.
September 19, 2016
Looking for a different cinematic experience? How about a musical crafted verbatim from interviews with residents panicked by a serial killer on the loose...? "London Road" takes a dismal subject and turns it into magical art.
September 19, 2016
London Road is a commanding, at times hypnotic experience.
September 18, 2016
Truth be told, London Road, is a musical unlike any other and lead Olivia Coleman is a first-rate artistic chameleon worthy of being noticed...
September 18, 2016
Dialogue is drawn from interviews with police, residents and sex workers, so it's also a thriller. And it's a blast: the world, as bad as it gets, and worse, is carried by song and the inner voices of those without voice is revealed.
September 16, 2016
What we have here is a pretty damning sociological study that happens to be set to music.
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