The film-making is rough and ready - Tempest looks like a student film and often sounds like a promotional video for Ovalhouse - but the cast is sympathetic and it's a pleasure to see them making the play their own.
Mike McCahill, Guardian [UK]
The kids energise it, but it's a choppy jumble of good intentions and half-realised ideas, too wind-tossed in its structure to function even as a useful teaching aid.
Rebecca Ellis, Little White Lies
Largely incoherent in its hyperactive attempt to cut edge.
Jennifer Tate, ViewLondon
An absorbingly raw and insightful docudrama, which brings together 17 young actors to present a 21st century retelling of a heartbreakingly relevant Shakespearean classic ...
Kevin Harley, Total Film
Choppy cuts muddy the narrative, but the faith in grassroots art's motivational value resonates clearly.
David Parkinson, Empire Magazine
Using the Bard as a route to examining British identity and the role of young people in society makes for interesting, occasionally insightful viewing.