Comes A Bright Day
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A bungled London jewel heist erupts into violence as police close in, and a psychotic criminal mastermind grows desperate to find an elusive gem in this claustrophobic thriller starring Kevin McKidd and Timothy Spall. Meanwhile, as tensions escalate both inside and outside of the jewelry store, a romance blossoms between a working class London boy and a pretty salesgirl (Imogen Poots), and the psychotic ringleader (Kevin McKidd) of the criminal gang finds his patience with the store manager (Timothy Spall) running short. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 29%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Aboud has a strong visual sense - the framing is precise, the colours rich - but with a threadbare, episodic plot, thin characters and uninspired dialogue, this soon outstays its welcome."
‑ Tom Huddleston, Time Out
"Roberts turns in an interesting performance, but the film is treacly and contrived."
‑ Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
"Aboud summons an impressive array of talent for his debut feature, pitched as an odd mix of indie-Brit parlour farce and Dog Day Afternoon."
‑ Paul M. Bradshaw, Total Film
"Ultimately, Comes a Bright Day offers insufficient excitement and - like its incompetent robbers - once it battens down those hatches the film has nowhere to go."
‑ Emma Simmonds, The List
"Props to director Simon Aboud for trying something a little different, even if things didn't quite come together."
‑ David Jenkins, Little White Lies
"[An] ambitious but flawed heist-cum-love story."
‑ David Parkinson, Radio Times
"A charming and thrilling coming-of-age story packed with impressive performances and a charismatic dialogue."
‑ Jennifer Tate, ViewLondon
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