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.


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

Mar 12, 2013 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
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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.

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

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

Apr 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.

Mar 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.

Mar 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.

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

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