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One Mile Away Reviews

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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
Philip French
Observer (UK)
April 1, 2013
The picture covers familiar ground and tends to ramble somewhat repetitively.
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
Henry Barnes
Guardian
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
Top Critic
Dave Calhoun
Time Out
March 26, 2013
Genuinely eye-opening.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Rich Cline
Contactmusic.com
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
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
Derek Malcolm
London Evening Standard
March 29, 2013
An eye-opening process.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

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
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