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5.0 out of 5 stars Movie of the year
This film should have been the film of the year. Made for a ridiculously low budget, it tells the story of a young drug dealer named Rat who deals a bad E to a girl at a rave and is then pursued by the rave organiser who objects to Rat dealing on his patch. Told over the course of one night, Rat can find no one to help him find shelter and is turned away by friends and...
Published on 27 Oct 2004

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2.0 out of 5 stars Don't do it!
This film is really not worth the effort, made on a shoestring and it shows. I don't think anyone involved in the film had ever been in a London club let alone come into contact with and drugs. It felt like a production from a south London youth theater group (no offensive)
Published on 11 Feb 2005 by andrewjamesdixon


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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Movie of the year, 27 Oct 2004
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This review is from: Underground [DVD] [1998] (DVD)
This film should have been the film of the year. Made for a ridiculously low budget, it tells the story of a young drug dealer named Rat who deals a bad E to a girl at a rave and is then pursued by the rave organiser who objects to Rat dealing on his patch. Told over the course of one night, Rat can find no one to help him find shelter and is turned away by friends and family, suffering one betrayal after another. A cast of unknowns (apart from Ian Drury) are superb and it is a crime that Paul Spurrier is not a major league director by now. I cannot rate this movie highly enough and I urge anyone with an interest in youth culture and great movie making to see it. 10 out of 10.
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best british movies of the last decade, 16 Aug 2002
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This review is from: Underground [DVD] [1998] (DVD)
Underground is the story of one night in the life of a teenaged small-time drug dealer who gets caught up with London's underworld through the mid/late 90s club scene. Running for his life and pursued by some seriously scary characters, he is caught up in a desperate struggle to stay alive until morning. Turning to customers, friends and even the family that rejected him, he is ultimately betrayed by all and has to survive alone. His journey takes him through a sordid London most certainly not in any tourist brochure. The lead portrays a haunting mix of innocence and natural cunning gained from growing up the hard way in South London. His fear is only too real and the film's climax will stay with you for a long time.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Incredibly well made film considering the low budget., 25 Oct 2010
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This review is from: Underground [DVD] [1998] (DVD)
This was fantastic film, one that will be remembered and watched over. The acting from the young leads was brilliant and would like to see more like it daling with life as it really is. Can't recommend enough.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Movie of the year, 27 Oct 2004
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This review is from: Underground [DVD] [1998] (DVD)
This film should have been the film of the year. Made for a ridiculously low budget, it tells the story of a young drug dealer named Rat who deals a bad E to a girl at a rave and is then pursued by the rave organiser who objects to Rat dealing on his patch. Told over the course of one night, Rat can find no one to help him find shelter and is turned away by friends and family, suffering one betrayal after another. A cast of unknowns (apart from Ian Drury) are superb and it is a crime that Paul Spurrier is not a major league director by now. I cannot rate this movie highly enough and I urge anyone with an interest in youth culture and great movie making to see it. 10 out of 10.
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Don't do it!, 11 Feb 2005
This review is from: Underground [DVD] [1998] (DVD)
This film is really not worth the effort, made on a shoestring and it shows. I don't think anyone involved in the film had ever been in a London club let alone come into contact with and drugs. It felt like a production from a south London youth theater group (no offensive)
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1.0 out of 5 stars strange middleclass view of 'da street, 26 July 2008
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This review is from: Underground [DVD] [1998] (DVD)
This film has been hailed as THE film about young Londoners and the club scene. There is a lot of material in this film that just cries out to be taken seriously but has the patina of an `issue' drama. And it falls flat because of that, like a lot of `art' it suffers from middle classs wild child syndrome idealizing a kind of street life that doesn't really exist.
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