Cherry Tree Lane
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A couple is terrorized by a gang who is hunting their son.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 65%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"... A technically proficient and psychologically aware piece of class baiting ..."
‑ Ed Whitfield, The Ooh Tray
"Taut, tightly-plotted and at times confronting, it'll have you gripping the arm of your seat and double-locking the door."
‑ Damon Wise, Empire Magazine
"If Michael Haneke were drafted in to direct an EastEnders Christmas special, it might look like this raw, no-budget, home-invasion nightmare."
‑ Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
"Deeply unpleasant, tightly scripted and well executed..."
‑ David Gritten, Daily Telegraph
"Good playing and powerful film-making make Cherry Tree Lane distinctive."
‑ Derek Malcolm, This is London
"Slickly made but ultimately pointless, this film is rescued by skillful direction and excellent actors who invest a fearless authenticity into their roles. It's just a shame that there's nothing very meaningful beneath the surface."
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
"Impressively directed, superbly acted thriller that's both suspenseful and horrifying, though the decision to keep all the violence offscreen won't work for everyone."
‑ Matthew Turner, ViewLondon
"Offers little but secondhand platitudes on the dehumanising effects of violence while proving that the generation gap is as wide as ever."
‑ David Edwards, Daily Mirror [UK]
"Williams is able to create an unsettling atmosphere with simple sound effects, but he fails to provide a convincing context for the extreme antisocial behaviour."
‑ Stella Papamichael, Radio Times
"The grim comedy keeps coming and the laughter keeps dying in our throats."
‑ Nigel Andrews, Financial Times
"A gruelling suspenser told in real time, flecked with a darkly comic sensibility and a smattering of class-war critique."
‑ Neil Smith, Total Film
"Its suggestion of a conscienceless underclass will be as a red rag to more conservative souls, but you suspect Williams won't care. He's becoming a real player in the cinema of ordeal."
‑ Anthony Quinn, Independent
"...bringing vastly different classes and generations into explosive collision, and utterly unsettling the bourgeois norms of a society that prefers to keep its problems on the other side of the door."
‑ Anton Bitel, Little White Lies
"If Williams has something important to say about hoodie culture, it's sadly lost in the haze of pot smoke."
‑ Stella Papamichael, Digital Spy
"Combining top-notch craft and strong performances across the board, particularly from the younger cast members, Cherry Tree Lane is indie filmmaking done very, very right."
‑ Robbie Collin, News of the World
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