City Rats
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Connections made and missed form the foundation of this drama following the journeys of eight haunted Londoners in search of redemption. Jim is throwing watermelons off of a rooftop in preparation for a possible suicide when he spies Sue standing on an adjacent rooftop. She, too, is pondering a fatal plunge, and when Jim catches up to her they attempt to find another way out than straight down. Meanwhile, Sue's ex-boyfriend Dean has hit a creative slump. His paintings panned and his poetry eviscerated by critics, Dean is in search of a muse when he meets Gina, the experimental prostitute… More
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"It's a terrible film, so blithely wrong-headed in its execution that some scenes are quite entertaining in an 'is this really happening?' kind of way."
‑ David Jenkins, Time Out
"A low budget drama by a writer and director both making their feature debut, it's an uneven but ambitious enterprise which, like its characters, never knows which way to turn, or how best to exploit its own strengths."
‑ Jon Fortgang, Film4
"Sorely in need of an injection of black humour or wit, City Rats is a long trawl through picture postcard London, populated by underwritten characters mouthing unlikely dialogue."
‑ Rob Daniel, Sky Movies
"Danny Dyer, Susan Lynch and Tamer Hassan do their best to convince but City Rats is never more than a compendium of clichés hoping to amuse and move us. In the end it does neither."
‑ Derek Malcolm, This is London
"Although Kelly displays imagination as well as technical skill, his film can't be taken seriously."
‑ Edward Porter, Sunday Times (UK)
"There really is no film as terrible as a terrible Britfilm, and here is a depressing example that I can only compare to Madonna's legendarily abysmal Filth and Wisdom."
‑ Peter Bradshaw, Guardian [UK]
"An inane urban drama with a strong cast - Susan Lynch and James Lance among them - and big themes - death, art, love, sex - but no discernible point."
‑ Karl French, Financial Times
"The factitious tale of eight Londoners from the lower reaches of the East End who pair off to go about their tedious, unconvincing ways with Canary Wharf usually in the background."
‑ Philip French, Observer [UK]
"City Rats is an old Trabant: depressing, prone to stall, its parts not properly welded together."
‑ Dominic Wells, Times [UK]
"An ambitious, wildly uneven venture beautifully photographed by Adam Levins."
‑ Allan Hunter, Daily Express
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