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5.0 out of 5 stars
Dark and compelling, 13 Nov 2012
Not an easy film to watch: it demands that you engage with it, and I found myself thinking about it long after I watched it, and returning to watch it again. It has some of the shortcomings you expect from a film made on such a tiny budget, but there's no doubt about the creative imagination of the writer/director. There are a number of extraordinary, memorable scenes, and the central performance by Emmett Scanlan is astonishing. It stands or falls on his ability to keep your attention, and he succeeds brilliantly. Charlie is a hateful character, but the charisma and sheer force of the actor meant that I couldn't look away. Anyone with an interest in independent film ought to watch this one.