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1 hr. 38 min.

Plot Summary
Shaun (Thomas Turgoose), who lost his father in the Falklands War, earns the respect of skinheads when he stand up to their teasing. He becomes part of the gang and enjoys hanging out with his new friends. Trouble starts with the return of Combo (Stephen Graham), a racist ex-convict. With the gang divided into two factions, Shaun sides with Combo and, unfortunately, finds in him a father figure.

Cast: Thomas Turgoose , Stephen Graham , Jo Hartley , Andrew Shim , Joseph Gilgun , Vicky McClure , Rosamund Hanson , Andrew Ellis

Director: Shane Meadows

Genres: Drama

Distributor: IFC Films

This is England (2006)

Release Date: July 27th, 2007|1 hr. 38 min.

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critic reviews (10)
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  • 100
    San Francisco Chronicle

    The script and direction are virtually flawless. show more

  • 75
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    Turgoose, in his first film role, is entirely convincing as the strong-willed but naïve Shaun, and Graham is a genuine fright as the feral prototype of the violent skinhead culture on the horizon. show more

  • 100
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    As its title implies, This Is England isn't a hyperstylized head-trip a la "Trainspotting" but a straightforward calling to account. show more

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