A Room for Romeo Brass
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A Room for Romeo Brass
A group of outsiders and misfits find each other -- with mixed results -- in this comic drama. Romeo (Andrew Shim) and Gavin (Ben Marshall) are neighbors in a working-class neighborhood in Nottingham. Romeo is a short, stocky, but tough black kid who's about 13; he lives with his no-nonsense mother Carol (Ladene Hall) and older sister Ladine (Vicky McClure) after the departure of abusive husband and father Joe (Frank Harper). Gavin is the same age, but he is taller, thinner, and walks with a bit of a limp; he's an only child who lives with his overprotective mom (Julia Ford) and… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 68%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"This smashing movie is fresh, true and poignant as a song."
‑ Geoff Andrew, Time Out
"Add a breezy indie soundtrack, an offputting bewigged cameo by Meadows in the chippy, and a sense of time and place to rival Gregory's Girl (1980), and you've got a proper treat for lovers of real life."
‑ Andrew Collins, Empire Magazine
"Overall, an excellent, top-notch production, compromised by an ambiguous theme."
‑ Ross Anthony, Hollywood Report Card
"Hard to believe a film can be both touching, dark, and disturbing all at the same time..."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"A plain Jane piece of cinema, Romeo nonetheless delivers some tangible grit, and fair play for the audience."
‑ Peter Henne, Film Journal International
"Charms and entertains with its lovable characters and occasional bursts of unforeseen suspense."
‑ Eric D. Snider, EricDSnider.com
"Keeps things real, up to a certain point."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"In a year of generally lost expectations, American moviegoers should rejoice in the simple pleasures of A Room for Romeo Brass."
‑ Elias Savada, Nitrate Online
"If coming-of-age were as unsettling as this movie, most people would commit suicide before getting out of high school."
‑ Ian Waldron-Mantgani, UK Critic
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