16 Years of Alcohol
16 Years of Alcohol (2003)

This film explores one man's battle against the social and psychological ravages of alcoholism. As a child, Frank is confronted with two pathways in life, relating back to his ambivalent feelings for his father. Faced with this… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: May 24, 2005
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Critic Score: 80% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Ruthe Stein
San Francisco Chronicle

Eventually the movie drowns in words.

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Lou Lumenick
New York Post

Despite reams of maudlin narration, McKidd's powerful performance as a conflicted man makes this beautifully shot low-budget feature worth checking out.

David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor

The frequent narration is a nonstop string of clichés, platitudes, and truisms that should have been flung out the cutting-room window.

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Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

It's a carefully made movie, evocatively filmed and intelligently thought out by the director and his cast.

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Jack Mathews
New York Daily News

The film has a poetic pulse, its ups and downs accompanied by some smartly chosen pop songs, a seductive original score and McKidd's husky voice-over narration.

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Ken Fox
TV Guide's Movie Guide

The voice-over is a touch pretentious and a few scenes play like acting exercises, but the film is filled with a real sense of hopeless poignancy.

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Derek Elley
Variety

The freely associative, poetic tone signals this isn't going to be just another grungy British pic about young malcontents and petty crime.

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Ned Martel
New York Times

This Scottish memoir of inebriation and sobriety leans heavily on the hurt of booze and rarely on the high.

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Alan Morrison
Empire Magazine

Even in its most violent moments, 16 Years Of Alcohol is suffused with visual poetry.

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Flixster Audience Score: 67% Flixster User Reviews
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]Portentously narrated, "16 Years of Alcohol" is a thinly plotted movie about Frankie(Kevin McKidd), a young man who is part of a… More