This Is England Reviews

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November 18, 2011
November 17, 2011
November 9, 2007
How sad and predictable is the fate of those who counsel violence as a means to an end. And yet how poignant it all seems when viewed through Shane Meadows' thoughtful lens.
November 9, 2007
You wouldn't think a film about a group of British skinheads during the early 1980s could be a sweet, nostalgic coming-of-age period piece, but that's the surprise of the authentic, fresh and utterly relevant This Is England.
November 9, 2007
Its tough but moving neo-realist approach make it one of the better British films of recent times.
September 7, 2007
It may be the best work to date from the talented 34-year-old writer-director of Twenty Four Seven (1997).
May 6, 2019
Meadows captures the violent clash of subcultures in England through the eyes of a lost and lonely young boy.
April 4, 2018
Nevertheless a must-see for Smiths' devotees willing to be deprived of just about everything Smiths.
August 8, 2009
It is the war within him--and by extension, within the minds of many embittered, working class young men left behind in Thatcher's England--that Meadows's film most strikingly portrays.
December 22, 2007
Steeped in the raw mix of ska and punk sound as expression of the youth alienation and misguided rage of those tumultuous times, an alarming voice of the surging army of jobless youth back then dubbed 'no hopers.'
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