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June 29, 2011
... Despite its bold efforts to the contrary, it ultimately becomes a dehumanising experience and apology for self-ruination.
January 20, 2011
Lymphatic vacancy dwells at the heart of the drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 13, 2017
The result of this gamble is a visceral, raw film free of any pretense.
February 10, 2011
Mullan is smart enough not to close his subject off; many questions remain, and true to the nature of social mobility, little is ever solved quickly.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 21, 2011
It's usually desirable to avoid behaviour of this nature, but miss out on NEDS and you'll be kicking yourself.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 19, 2011
NEDS cements Mullan's position in the front rank of British filmmakers.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 20, 2011
The closing 30 minutes sag a little, but overall this is storytelling at its most engrossing.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 17, 2011
Too much magic realism.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.59/1
January 20, 2011
Mullan somehow manages to keep the entire film literally on a knife edge.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 20, 2011
There's a well-balanced seam of jet-black humour that keeps the escalating grimness bearable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 24, 2011
I's darkly humorous and strongly atmospheric but not especially surprising, a misjudged hallucinatory encounter with Jesus notwithstanding.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 14, 2011
There's a sense of inevitability about things, certainly, but it seems less written in the stars than unhappily scratched onto the kerb with a flicknife by John himself.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 17, 2011
A bit like a reverse Fresh Prince, if Carlton was high on adhesives.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
May 3, 2011
...echoes other classics of roiling childhood violence.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
January 18, 2011
A rush of violent, visceral drama, Mullan's directorial effort will stay with you. The disappointment? A final third that meanders to its conclusion.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 20, 2010
The humour and emotion are so sharp you might not feel them at the time, but Mullan's film cuts deep and leaves its mark.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
April 14, 2011
full review at Movies for the Masses
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 21, 2011
It's an oddity in his work that he lures us into grittily realistic drama only to dilute its potency with outlandish non-realistic imagery. The humanity and seriousness of his film-making, however, have made him an unignorable force for good.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 18, 2011
It's a personal, affecting and pleasingly unusual film, a little too long perhaps and unwieldy in its final stages, but never less than shocking, powerful and utterly relevant.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 27, 2011
While it's beautifully shot in period style and features terrific performances from the largely non-professional cast, this film struggles to get us involved simply because there isn't much we can grab hold of.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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