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  • 80
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    A small but important film about small but important lives, the latest drama from Shane Meadows further confirms that more people should know about this gifted director. show more

  • 80
    The Hollywood Reporter

    Meadows and cinematographer Natasha Braier present their story with a gritty, unfussy lyricism that finds unexpected glimpses of beauty in overlooked corners of London. show more

  • 88
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    Somers Town, is a trifle: A short black-and-white lark with sharp edges and a soft center. It has its raptures, though, and then some. A disarmingly slight tale of adolescent friendship, Somers Town is one of those rare movies that seems to discover itself as you watch it. show more

  • 75
    Kyle Smith New York Post

    Like its star, the movie is too short and a little thin but just about perfect. show more

  • 75
    Joe Williams St. Louis Post-Dispatch

    Just when this black-and-white, microbudget movie seems poised to spring an indictment of the Dickensian social order, it ends, but in a redemptive ray of color. show more

  • 80
    Empire

    Meadows in a minor key but still a major delight; his improvised feel, sparky comedy and interest in the truth of youth services a story that’s both winning and winsome. show more

  • 80
    Los Angeles Times

    A funny and endearing character comedy whose extra-brief, 70-minute running time proves perfectly adequate for its slender, episodic story. show more

  • 70
    Village Voice

    Without ever trivializing his characters' meager circumstances or resorting to the rags-to-riches fantasy of "Slumdog Millionaire," Meadows has made a lovely film about the ability of the imagination to offset the harshness of reality. show more

  • 70
    Manohla Dargis The New York Times

    An agreeable if slight, vaguely sketched character study times two. show more

  • 70
    Variety

    Basically a comedy but with typically Meadowsian dark edges, it forms an affectionate tribute to cross-cultural friendship and the rapidly changing landscape known as Somers Town. show more

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