This Is England Reviews

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).
September 7, 2007
A drama that's so potent and persuasive yet also natural and intimate that it almost has the heft of a documentary.
August 31, 2007
A movie about the allure of groupthink and how the warm comfort of being surrounded by peers wilts all sense of balance.
August 31, 2007
A hard-fisted punch of reality based on the filmmaker's experiences growing up in England's Midlands in 1983.
August 16, 2007
Until the final scene of Meadows' edgy, uneasy film, the suspense is killing.