• London Town (2016)

London Town

Release Date: October 7th, 2016

R |1 hr 32 min

Plot Summary

When 15-year-old Shay hears the music of The Clash for the first time, it's a revelation that opens a new world of social consciousness and anti-establishment defiance beyond anything he's known in his dead-end London suburb. Drawn into the heart of the city's burgeoning punk scene, he forges two relationships that will change his life, falling in love with rebellious cool girl Vivian and finding an unexpected connection with none other than The Clash's electrifying frontman, Joe Strummer.

Cast: Daniel Huttlestone, Dougray Scott, Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, Natascha McElhone, Nell Williams, Anya McKenna-Bruce, Tom Hughes, Kerry Howard

Director: Derrick Borte

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Killer Films, Dutch Tilt Film, IFC Films

Keywords: Police officer, Intense, London, Father, Brash, Growing up, 1970s, Pursuit

Ratings & Reviews

  • 63
    Tom KeoghThe Seattle Times

    With its boyhood-to-manhood tropes (growing up means getting a girl’s attention and winning an idol’s respect), London Town can’t be taken too seriously. But it’s nice to see part of the Clash’s populist legacy in a fan’s journey. show more

  • 63
    Keith WatsonSlant Magazine

    The film evinces a clear-eyed sense of the limits that a capitalistic society places on its working class. show more

  • 40
    Sheri LindenThe Hollywood Reporter

    The raw vigor and protest of punk get co-opted by the movie’s coming-of-age story; it’s not the heartfelt sweetness that’s the chief problem, but how run-of-the-mill and derivative the plot is. show more

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