Confession of a Child of the Century
Confession of a Child of the Century (2012)

In his debut film, Pete Doherty plays Octave, a young libertine who witnesses the woman he loves being unfaithful. Due to her treachery, Octave sinks into despair and after his Father's death, meets Brigitte, a widow. They soon fall in… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
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Megan Lehmann
Hollywood Reporter

The role of a beautiful and damned 19th century libertine sounds like a perfect fit for disheveled English rock poet Pete Doherty, but then there's the little matter of being able to act.

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David Aldridge
Radio Times

As dull and cumbersome as its title.

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Peter Bradshaw

Pete Doherty tries his absolute best, and in some ways isn't every bit as terrible as you might think.

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Hannah McGill
The List

Stunt casting has sunk this one, and Doherty should either shelve any remaining acting ambition, or invest some of his drug money in a lesson or two.

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Allan Hunter
Daily Express

A turgidly oppressive, lifeless film that can't even be recommended to collectors of cinematic oddities.

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Robbie Collin
Daily Telegraph

[Doherty] twitches, shuffles and croaks his way through every scene in a manner that put me in mind of a hungover crow.

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Philip French
Observer [UK]

Under the direction of a film-maker who speaks little English, Doherty and Gainsbourg give flat performances, their speech uninflected, their line readings uncertain.

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David Jenkins
Little White Lies

Few beyond Doherty die-hards are going to need a second viewing.

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James Mottram
Total Film

The result is dusty, drab and dreary.

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Flixster Audience Score: 23% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
Pete Doherty may be great as a musician and songwriter, but as an actor he proves to be just as abysmal as this unendurable film - a sterile drama that is not… More