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One Mile Away Reviews

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Rich Cline
March 29, 2013
For this documentary about gang rivalry, filmmaker Penny Woolcock returns to the setting of her 2009 rap musical 1 Day and finds a story that's even more powerful than the first time around.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Derek Malcolm
London Evening Standard
March 29, 2013
An eye-opening process.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Henry Barnes
March 28, 2013
The doc's short on context, and too forgiving of its poster boys, but as a study of their commitment to bettering themselves and the community, it's inspiring.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Basia Cummings
Little White Lies
March 28, 2013
Engaging, thoughtful, funny, fearless.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Graham Young
Birmingham Post
March 27, 2013
If One Mile Away can foster a sense of whole-city community within certain factions, a 7 Up style sequel would be a good thing for everyone to aim for.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Dave Calhoun
Time Out
March 26, 2013
Genuinely eye-opening.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5

Total Film
March 22, 2013
Woolcock's coy interview style is a typically mixed blessing: it gains gang-members' trust, but a more probing approach might have revealed more.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tom Dawson
The List
March 14, 2013
The strength of One Mile Away is that it gives the viewer a palpable sense of what it's like to be caught up in these 'postcode' wars ...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Philip French
Observer (UK)
April 1, 2013
The picture covers familiar ground and tends to ramble somewhat repetitively.
Robbie Collin
Daily Telegraph (UK)
March 28, 2013
This is a vital and important film - just not to watch.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times
March 27, 2013
Woolcock should have realised that somewhere amid all her shapeless "docu" there was a "drama" - this one, a human one - to be found and properly focused.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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