Payback Season

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Hot shot Premiership footballer Jerome seems to have it all - a luxury flat, a fast car, any girl he wants, and a booming career. A vast contrast to the council estate life he left behind. Following a run-in with his old estate crew, his world is turned upside down as he gets caught up in the gangland ways his friends still pursue, and before long finds himself being blackmailed by the dealers, crooks and dropouts he used to hang around with. Adding to this is his younger brother Anton, who finds himself seduced by this attractive yet dangerous lifestyle. With no easy way out, Jerome must make some impossible decisions that will have an irreversible impact on his life and career forever.


Critic Reviews for Payback Season

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (3)

  • No amount of yoofsploitation grit could obscure the moral guidance in this story, making it a kids' film in spirit, if not certificate.

    Mar 8, 2012 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Cynical fodder aimed squarely at perceived yoof demographic. Poor.

    Mar 8, 2012 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • Donnelly, better known for his work in the music industry, ensures there's enough juddering dubstep on the soundtrack to drown out his pedestrian dialogue.

    Mar 6, 2012 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

    Guy Lodge

    Time Out
    Top Critic
  • A bit too heavyhanded as hoodies hit the football pitches.

    Mar 15, 2012 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • Nothing rings true, not even the tones on the characters' mobile phones.

    Mar 11, 2012 | Full Review…
  • Adam Deacon, winner of the Bafta Rising Star Award, explores the nightmarish condition of fame, starring as a Premiership footballer who finds himself used as a cashpoint by former homies, and having his privacy invaded by scandal-sniffing tabloids.

    Mar 9, 2012 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

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