Shell

2012, Drama, 1h 30m

20 Reviews 100+ Ratings

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Shell (Chloe Pirrie) works at a remote gas station in the Scottish Highlands with her father, Pete (Joseph Mawle). Their physical isolation and reliance on each other triggers confusing emotions.

Cast & Crew

Cameron McQuade
Boy
Scott Graham
Director
Scott Graham
Screenwriter
David Smith
Producer
Yoliswa Gärtig
Cinematographer
James Lapsley
Production Design
Rebecca Gore
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Critic Reviews for Shell

All Critics (20) | Top Critics (7) | Fresh (18) | Rotten (2)

  • 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 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…
  • [A] strange and poignant film, in which tragedy grows from smallest seeds of foible and foreboding.

    March 14, 2013 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • Shell, the captivating debut from the young Scottish filmmaker Scott Graham, finds claustrophobia in the widest-open landscape, and isolation in the closest-knit relationship.

    March 14, 2013 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • A decent effort and director Scott Graham is one to watch, but this is far from a fully formed drama.

    March 14, 2013 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • '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…
  • 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 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…
  • [A] strange and poignant film, in which tragedy grows from smallest seeds of foible and foreboding.

    March 14, 2013 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • Shell, the captivating debut from the young Scottish filmmaker Scott Graham, finds claustrophobia in the widest-open landscape, and isolation in the closest-knit relationship.

    March 14, 2013 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • More than just a mere calling card for rising talents Graham and Pirrie, Shell firmly lays down the gauntlet for British indie debut features to come.

    February 12, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • A bleak tale but Pirrie is terrific, turning in a performance that is as fragile as her namesake, with Mawle memorable as the dad living in the past.

    August 22, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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