• Kaleidoscope (2017)


Release Date: December 8th, 2017

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 40 min

Plot Summary

Recently released from prison, mild-mannered Carl quietly attempts to move on with his life. But Carl's fresh start is shattered by the sudden reappearance of his domineering mother, whose presence awakens within him a deep-seated trauma.

Cast: Anne Reid, Sinead Matthews, Deborah Findlay, Karl Johnson, Toby Jones, Cecilia Noble, Frederick Schmidt, Manjinder Virk

Director: Rupert Jones

Genres: Thriller

Production Co: Dignity Film Finance, Stigma Films

Keywords: Mother, Fall, Sacrifice, Escape, Love, Love interest, Brooding, Husband, 2010s, Police officer, Dark, Son

Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    Frank ScheckThe Hollywood Reporter

    Director/screenwriter Jones displays an ability to sustain simmering tension that's impressive for someone directing only his second feature film. show more

  • 50
    Roger MooreMovie Nation

    Reid’s toxic smile and Matthews’ working class wantonness work. But in a role no-doubt written for him, Jones downloads his entire arsenal — hurt, shyness, pain, guilt and rage — onto the screen. This is a performance that smacks of desperation and denial, a paranoid loner making it up as he goes along. show more

  • 60
    Peter BradshawThe Guardian

    At its best, Kaleidoscope is like an unsettling dream featuring an Escher staircase that plunges infinitely and vertiginously downwards. show more

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