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Based on 7 Reviews
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  • 75
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    Very good but very grim, Paul Andrew Williams' punishing debut doesn't pull many punches - although the characters certainly field their share of body blows. show more

  • 75
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    Character-driven thriller, which plays out against a backdrop of desperation, self-loathing and grinding poverty. show more

  • 63
    Kyle Smith New York Post

    A chilling pulp movie told with a pavement-eye view of the dregs of humanity. show more

  • 58
    Lisa Schwarzbaum Entertainment Weekly

    Writer-director Paul Andrew Williams' unnecessarily hectic debut feature won several British film festival awards, no doubt for its bounty of low-budget stylized violence and blood, as well as its thing for prostitutes and runaways. show more

  • 50
    Manohla Dargis The New York Times

    A slice of social realism, a wedge of naturalism, a symbolically freighted fairy tale -- at times, London to Brighton feels like all of these combined, which, before it all turns to mush, gives the film the aspect of a fascinating and ambitious pastiche. There’s something provocative about Mr. Williams’s attempt to join together so many conflicting, contradictory influences, even if in the end they manage only to cancel one another out. show more

  • 50
    Derek Elley Variety

    Does what it does well but too often seems a pointless exercise in British miserabilism crossed with a nasty gangster yarn. show more

  • 40
    Village Voice

    LTB offers a fresh (if grimy) contribution to kitchen-sink realism, but little to the tiresome persistence of vicious British gangster chic. show more

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