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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 growing up and rediscovering youth in parallel, united by the subconscious desire to seek out the missing elements in their lives.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 73%

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"A sweet-natured character study that's altogether charming, if not exactly hard-edged."
‑ Trevor Johnston, Time Out
"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."
‑ Jason Best, Movie Talk
"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."
‑ Martyn Conterio, Little White Lies
"It's an absolute delight thanks to a warm and witty script, smart, no-nonsense direction and spot-on - and occasionally priceless - turns from a cast comprised largely of unknowns, aside from one lovely old lag."
‑ Miles Fielder, The List
"The dialogue is mostly spry, the ending inventive. And Barklem-Biggs, who initially overdoes the feckless cretin routine, grows into his role beautifully."
‑ Charlotte O'Sullivan, This is London
"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."
‑ Allan Hunter, Daily Express
"It's a mess through and through."
‑ David Gritten, Daily Telegraph
"First time out, the writer/director looks a very exciting prospect."
‑ Stephen Kelly, Total Film
"Borrowed Time does have its heart in the right place and you'll happily invest in the likeable lead characters."
‑ David Aldridge, Radio Times
"It exudes a certain low-key, pootling charm, but often gets sloppy: who casts Perry Benson as a middle-class snob?."
‑ Mike McCahill, Guardian
"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."
‑ Stefan Pape, HeyUGuys
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