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Summer Scars Reviews

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Wendy Ide
Times (UK)
June 5, 2009
The writing is perfunctory, the performances are amateurish. And you couldn't care less if the whole lot of them are sliced and diced by the mad tramp.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Andrew Pulver
Guardian
June 5, 2009
Richards opts for grimy realism over stalk'n'slash, but he doesn't appear to possess the cinematic chops to make it work.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5

The Sun (UK)
June 5, 2009
Unfortunately, writer/director Julian Richards quickly runs out of ideas with his story, which scratches rather than scars.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Nikki Baughan
Little White Lies
June 5, 2009
Summer Scars develops into something altogether more disturbing, with a climax as brutal as any Hollywood slasher.
| Original Score: 3/5
Anton Bitel
Eye for Film
May 21, 2009
Richards' film may be an ultra-low budget affair, but it is also a punchy thriller... where social realism clashes with the fairytale symbolism of the deep dark woods.
Rob Daniel
Sky Movies
June 5, 2009
Summer Scars packs more suspense into 68 minutes than most big budget thrillers do at twice the length.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jon Fortgang
Film4
June 5, 2009
A smart, sharp British psycho-thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Nigel Floyd
Time Out
June 5, 2009
An inexperienced cast don't always make the most of a slippery, unsettling script by Al Wilson, but Amy Harvey's nuanced portrayal of tomboy Leanne - all braces and bolshie attitude up front, yet shy and vulnerable underneath - is a stand-out.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
June 5, 2009
Creepy, atmospheric, low-budget British thriller that maintains tension throughout.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

Total Film
June 5, 2009
Despite the snappy running time, Scars is occasionally unfocused - until its fiercely sadistic final 20 minutes, which coil the uneasy mood into something unexpectedly distressing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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