Borrowed Time
Borrowed Time (2012)

The story of two totally contrasting figures who come together in the most hostile of circumstances, only to form an unlikely bond that will help them both find a way out of their respective troubles. It is a bittersweet comedy about… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
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Critic Score: 73% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Trevor Johnston
Time Out

A sweet-natured character study that's altogether charming, if not exactly hard-edged.

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Jason Best
Movie Talk

As buddy movies go, Jules Bishop's effort is distinctly patchy, with elements of social realism colliding awkwardly with cartoonish caper comedy. What redeems the film are the performances by Barklem-Biggs and Davis.

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Martyn Conterio
Little White Lies

Bishop's debut feature wants to warm the heart and tickle the funny bone, both entirely admirable aims, but doesn't quite cut it as a work of cinema.

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Charlotte O'Sullivan
This is London

The dialogue is mostly spry, the ending inventive. And Barklem-Biggs, who initially overdoes the feckless cretin routine, grows into his role beautifully.

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Allan Hunter
Daily Express

The tone of the film may be a little too cartoonish and whimsical for its own good but this is still a winning, odd-couple heartwarmer.

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David Gritten
Daily Telegraph

It's a mess through and through.

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David Aldridge
Radio Times

Borrowed Time does have its heart in the right place and you'll happily invest in the likeable lead characters.

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Mike McCahill
Guardian

It exudes a certain low-key, pootling charm, but often gets sloppy: who casts Perry Benson as a middle-class snob?.

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Stefan Pape
HeyUGuys

Complete with a brooding, gentle score that compliments the picture well - Bishop is a director to keep an eye out on for sure, as we look forward to see what he does next.

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