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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 50%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Dare bests truth at each turn in Cherrybomb, a zippy if over-schematic teen pic from tyro helmers Lisa Barros D'Sa and Glenn Leyburn."
‑ Boyd van Hoeij, Variety
"Cherrybomb is an unaffected, if disposable, tribute to youthful misadventure."
‑ Tom Seymour, Little White Lies
"A trio of captivating performances from the young leads and a mesmerising soundtrack cannot drag Cherrybomb out of the creative mire."
‑ Ben Rawson-Jones, Digital Spy
"The whole cast deliver convincing portrayals of idle, Twitter-connected youth even if their lack of moral parameters are a cause for some concern."
‑ Tim Evans, Sky Movies
"A valiant effort, but a little too yoof by numbers to be taken seriously."
‑ Stuart Heritage, Guardian
"This reasonably polished slice of Skins-style youthsploitation makes such a fake and undangerous lurch into pills-and-vandalism melodrama."
‑ Tim Robey, Daily Telegraph
"The story unfolds like a plastic picnic table, with a string of not-very-exciting events standing in for a plot."
‑ Robbie Collin, News of the World
"Stylishly directed and featuring a terrific soundtrack, this is never less than watchable thanks to strong performances from Sheehan and Grint but the plot is ultimately underwhelming and fails to deliver the required emotional punch."
‑ Matthew Turner, ViewLondon
"While it never quite manages to shake off the E4 vibe, it's good to see Grint stretching his wings."
‑ David Edwards, Daily Mirror [UK]
"Strong turns from Grint and Sheehan, and a punchy storyline elevate this from TV drama to something powerfully cinematic."
‑ Liz Beardsworth, Empire Magazine
"Directors Lisa Barros D'Sa and Glenn Leyburn aim for the sexually charged edginess of television's Skins, but fall back on glib outrage with little time spent examining what makes their characters tick."
‑ Terry Staunton, Radio Times
"Rupert Grint takes another faltering step towards a post-wizarding world in this modest drama about drinking, drugging, shagging, shoplifting, joyriding Belfast teens."
‑ Matt Mueller, Total Film
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