One Mile Away Reviews

February 13, 2019
Woolcock's latest refuses to accept an oversimplification of the situation - and demands that the audience do the same.
April 1, 2013
The picture covers familiar ground and tends to ramble somewhat repetitively.
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.
March 29, 2013
An eye-opening process.
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.
March 28, 2013
Engaging, thoughtful, funny, fearless.
March 28, 2013
This is a vital and important film - just not to watch.
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.
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.
March 26, 2013
Genuinely eye-opening.
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.
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 ...