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Set in London this film is a haunting, deeply moving and disturbing film about the journey which, as a parent, we hope we will never have to make. Tom Carver is a man stumbling blindly towards a crossroads in his life, thrown out of focus by the death of his teenage son a year earlier in a car accident. He becomes involved in a feud with a teenage gang after a seemingly harmless collision with a young kid. This feud becomes gradually more disturbing and horrifying as Carver's life starts to unravel until its painful and shattering climax.

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Critic Reviews for Still

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (4) | Fresh (7) | Rotten (6)

  • Writer/director Simon Blake's provocative debut feature taps into society's collective fear of young people in a way that will resonate with anyone who has ever lived in a major city.

    Sep 8, 2015 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • We are so used to seeing Aidan Gillen playing power-wielding politicos that it's almost disconcerting to see how comfortably he inhabits the skin of a character hurtling towards rock bottom in Still.

    May 7, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

    Wendy Ide

    Times (UK)
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  • The title is about as forgettable as the film.

    May 7, 2015 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

    Benjamin Lee

    Top Critic
  • A film which is desperate to make a grand statement about the awful toll of isolation but falls short of its ambitions.

    May 5, 2015 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • While the intimate portrayal of Tom's grief seeks to explore the contradictions of his psychology, the social commentary feels disproportionately simplistic.

    Apr 5, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • Gillen portrays Carver as a somewhat latter-day Hamlet; an essentially benevolent man who struggles to retain his sanity as he seeks to apprehend his bizarre, fragmented reality through grief and psychological hostility.

    May 10, 2016 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

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