Neds - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Neds Reviews

Page 1 of 2
Ed Whitfield
The Ooh Tray
June 29, 2011
... Despite its bold efforts to the contrary, it ultimately becomes a dehumanising experience and apology for self-ruination.
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times
January 20, 2011
Lymphatic vacancy dwells at the heart of the drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Shaun Munro
What Culture
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
Matt Stanger
The Skinny
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
Andrew Lowry
Total Film
January 19, 2011
NEDS cements Mullan's position in the front rank of British filmmakers.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
James Wright
Little White Lies
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
Charlie Lyne
Ultra Culture
January 17, 2011
Too much magic realism.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.59/1
Graham Young
Birmingham Post
January 20, 2011
Mullan somehow manages to keep the entire film literally on a knife edge.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Sloan Freer
Radio Times
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
Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express (UK)
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
Mayer Nissim
Digital Spy
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
Robbie Collin
News of the World
January 17, 2011
A bit like a reverse Fresh Prince, if Carlton was high on adhesives.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Chris Barsanti
PopMatters
May 3, 2011
...echoes other classics of roiling childhood violence.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Philip Wilding
Empire Magazine
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
Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film
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
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
April 14, 2011
full review at Movies for the Masses
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Anthony Quinn
Independent (UK)
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
Top Critic
Dave Calhoun
Time Out
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
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
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
Top Critic
Tom Long
Detroit News
June 17, 2011
The casting is good throughout, but McCarron makes the movie.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Page 1 of 2