Somers Town Reviews

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November 24, 2011
November 17, 2011
September 17, 2009
Turgoose continues to convince as a kid whose personality wavers daily if not hourly, while Jagiello playfully suggests that Marek is becoming the perfect straight man.
August 28, 2009
Somers Town is a small-scale jewel that will surprise you with its buoyant look at blighted lives.
August 7, 2009
Somers Town is a funny and endearing character comedy whose extra-brief, 70-minute running time proves perfectly adequate for its slender, episodic story.
July 30, 2009
However thin, the story of these rootless youths, estranged from mothers and native cities, has a certain universality and appeal.
November 4, 2018
An amusing tale of new friendships and lust set in and around St Pancras International. This is Meadows' most feel-good outing and a pleasant return to irreverent comedy.
May 6, 2010
Shares a gentle, observant tone with the early films of Ken Loach.
January 14, 2010
A verite touch of observation, Somers Town is kind and airy, a perfect cinematic meal for someone in need of small pleasures, explored through Meadows's undeniable taste in locations and near-masterful work with actors.
October 9, 2009
...Meadows' method of working with improvised scenes shot in long takes gives it a sense of emotional truth which is lacking in many more ambitious films.
September 25, 2009
Nothing much happens, but its workaday plot lines are universally relatable -- the key to keeping this slight film engaging.
September 3, 2009
Somers Town is gentle, funny, blue-collar humanism, much like the early films of Ken Loach.
August 30, 2009
Meadows gives his film so much forward thrust it feels like a road movie as it follows the ramblings of his two young leads.
August 14, 2009
Shot in the same beautifully desolate black-and-white as Meadows' boxing film TwentyFourSeven, Somers Town takes on the feel of dreamlike instant nostalgia.
August 8, 2009
As in all of Meadows's films, Somers Town emphasizes the importance of character and particularly of camaraderie amongst male characters--here, teenagers who nick clothes from the local laundry, get drunk in the park, and furtively investigate masculinity
August 6, 2009 times reminiscent of "Y Tu Mama Tambien."
July 21, 2009
What Somers Town lacks in story arc, it makes up for in charm, as Meadows and company create an endearing and thoroughly enjoyable portrait of a young British bromance.
July 17, 2009
A small but important film about small but important lives, the latest drama from Shane Meadows further confirms that more people should know about this gifted director.
July 17, 2009
It may seem slight but Meadows is a master of the art of revealing human foibles and weaknesses, which means the film lingers long after its extremely modest running time. A wee gem.
July 16, 2009
It is proof that there are all sorts of teenage lives going on in Britain, and sometimes, their most magical moments take place on dead-end streets.
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