Wreckers (2011)




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A family is abruptly confronted with ugly side of their history in this independent drama from Great Britain. David (Benedict Cumberbatch) and Dawn (Claire Foy) are a couple who have moved from the city to a small rural community in Kent, where David lived as a boy. David enjoys his new job (which occupies much of his time) and the serenity of the countryside, but Dawn is less enamored with her new career as a housewife, and she's becoming frustrated with their unsuccessful efforts to have a baby. One day, Dawn is surprised by the arrival of her brother Nick (Shaun Evans), who is back on leave after serving in Afghanistan. Dawn is happy to see Nick, but David is significantly more wary, and as it becomes increasingly clear that Nick's experiences in combat have taken a fearsome emotional toll on him, he begins discussing some painful secrets from his family's past, some of which also involve David. Wreckers was the first dramatic feature from director D.R. Hood, who was previously responsible for a handful of documentaries and short subjects.
Art House & International , Drama
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Claire Foy
as Dawn
June Watson
as Miss Hedges
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Critic Reviews for Wreckers

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (2)

[A] low-key, high-tension British indie drama...

Full Review… | December 13, 2011
Time Out
Top Critic

D.R. Hood's intriguing, well-acted debut draws shifting lines of conflict ... before losing steam in the third act.

Full Review… | November 10, 2011
Top Critic

It's a promising film.

Full Review… | December 17, 2011
Observer (UK)

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Full Review… | December 15, 2011
Empire Magazine

For her debut feature, British film-maker Dictynna Hood has created a brooding drama of rural disquiet and sexual tension.

Full Review… | December 15, 2011

Wreckers blends spells of sheer, watching-paint-dry tedium with sparkier inter-sibling stuff and the odd bout of rural rumpy-pumpy.

Full Review… | December 15, 2011
Radio Times

Audience Reviews for Wreckers

It's a fantastic character study. The acting is superb and I enjoyed the story even though it doesn't draw conclusions or even make a point. The imagery with the bugs annoyed me. I got it early on; it's about the decay coming in through open and closed windows. It's very heavy-handed. Overall this is worth a watch simply for the acting.

Barbara Collins
Barbara Collins

Not exactly sure how I feel about this film. The cinematography was beautiful and the story was meaningful; however, the performance were lacking and everything felt so dragging.

Farah Rizq
Farah Rizq

Boring, slow film where not much happens. Superb acting can't keep this understated tale interesting.

Brittanie McBride
Brittanie McBride

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