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Scum Reviews

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August 14, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
June 14, 2017
Scum lives up to its title to this day, its manic energy balanced with an assured and naked openness that creates a searing level of realism and, as such, savagery.
Full Review | Original Score: B
February 1, 2018
Alan Clarke's direction is hard, clear and utterly uncompromising, and the performances of his largely unfamiliar cast are so authentic and convincing as to make one flinch.
June 14, 2017
One of the great films about boys and violence ...
April 1, 2010
Clarke's prison, like Losey's, crystallizes the societal rot on the outside
January 16, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
November 24, 2005
Has a raw power that is disturbing.
Full Review | Original Score: B
July 6, 2017
The visual equivalent of spare, brilliant prose that occasionally bleeds (and bleeds and bleeds) into poetry.
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