• Urban Hymn (2017)

Urban Hymn

Release Date: May 12th, 2017

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 54 min

Plot Summary

A social worker helps a young female offender who has a remarkable voice recognize her potential.

Cast: Shirley Henderson, Steven Mackintosh, Ian Hart, Shaun Parkes, Letitia Wright, Caroline O'Neill, Matthew Steer, Jack McMullen

Director: Michael Caton-Jones

Genres: Music , Drama

Keywords: 2010s, Moving, Friendship, England, Emotional, Amusing, Best friend, Escape, Growing up, London, Love, Rise, Inspiring

Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    James MottramTotal Film

    It’s heavy-handed, but with such fine performances from the youngsters, aided by the ever-reliable Shirley Henderson (as a social worker), that it’s hard not to get sucked into this tragic tale. show more

  • 80
    Jamie NeishCineVue

    Led by a trio of tremendous performances from its female leads, Wright, front and centre as Jamie, is the stand-out. show more

  • 50
    Brad WheelerThe Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Handled by veteran Scottish director Michael Caton-Jones, Urban Hymn is an unimaginative drama, carried by solid acting – Isabella Laughland is chilling as the possessive, menacing Leanne – but let down by an unspectacular script. show more

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