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Deep fractures within a family dynamic begin to surface during a getaway to the Isles of Scilly.
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"'Archipelago' confirms Hogg as a daring and mischievous artist, and a major British talent whose next move will be intriguing."
‑ Dave Calhoun, Time Out
"A car-crash compelling, painfully comic distillation of modern British middle class mores."
‑ Sophie Ivan, Film4
"Hogg is inviting us to dismiss these people as fundamentally different to ourselves. But sat in a dark auditorium, we are merely laughing at each other."
‑ Tom Seymour, Little White Lies
"Ed Rutherford's photography is superb, but this is a pale imitation of an Ingmar Bergman chamber drama."
‑ David Parkinson, Radio Times
"A well-crafted affair elevated by terrific moments."
‑ David Parkinson, Empire Magazine
"Exposes the fault lines of a middle-class family on holiday."
‑ Henry Fitzherbert, Daily Express
"Hogg, though a fine film-maker, doesn't always prevent us feeling that these people are not worth worrying about."
‑ Derek Malcolm, This is London
"It's a difficult watch and a difficult sell, but this is quietly outstanding."
‑ Peter Bradshaw, Guardian [UK]
"Fascinating and confident film-making style of lengthy character improvisation ... a very slow burner that gives the opportunity to 'people watch' on screen."
‑ Lisa Giles-Keddie,
"British writer/director Joanna Hogg follows her debut Unrelated with another insightful, impressively acted study of upper-middle-class family friction."
‑ Tom Dawson, Total Film
"Archipelago is a subtle film of sensed absences."
‑ Philip French, Guardian [UK]
"Is art the only way for the privileged to deal with their boredom and discontent? Hogg seems to be suggesting so."
‑ Helen Wright, The Skinny
"No other British director is making films quite like this."
‑ Sukhdev Sandhu, Daily Telegraph
"Archipelago is a sad, funny, wise film."
‑ Nigel Andrews, Financial Times
"Joanna Hogg is the shining light of the UK Film Industry. She has saved us from another embarrassing LFF, and she has done it all without the help of the incompetent UK Film Council."
‑ Nick Deigman, Fan The Fire
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