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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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.

Full Review… | March 12, 2013
Time Out
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The deer-skinning scene will have everyone worshipping their supermarket packets more than ever.

Full Review… | April 24, 2013
Birmingham Mail

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

Full Review… | March 15, 2013

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

Full Review… | March 15, 2013
London Evening Standard

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.

Full Review… | March 15, 2013
Daily Express (UK)

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.

Full Review… | March 14, 2013

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