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Shell (2013)




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In a remote part of the Scottish Highlands, a father and daughter live and work at a small petrol station. They spend their days tending to domestic chores and to the needs of rare passing motorists. At night they are forced together by the cold and by their loneliness.


Critic Reviews for Shell

All Critics (18) | Top Critics (1)

'Shell' never fully comes to life. And while Pirrie is brilliant, at 25, I didn't buy her as a teenager.

March 12, 2013 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
Top Critic

The deer-skinning scene will have everyone worshipping their supermarket packets more than ever.

April 24, 2013 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

With a remarkably vivid sense of life in rural Scotland, this tightly contained drama is an impressive debut for writer-director Graham.

March 15, 2013 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

This is a sensitive and intelligent film but so slow-burning that sometimes it seems to stop dead in its tracks.

March 15, 2013 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

A sensitive, unflinching exploration of bleak lives Shell marks the emergence of a distinctive new voice in British cinema and a striking young performer in Chloe Pirrie.

March 15, 2013 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

A hushed and haunting coming-of-age drama, pungently played out in the remote Scottish highlands, where the wind boings off the microphone and passing lorries set the crockery rattling.

March 14, 2013 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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