End
End (2004)

In this heart-wrenching documentary, five terminally ill hospice patients and their families share their feelings about death with candor, humor and dignity. Kirby Dick directed.

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Critic Score: 67% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: An eye-opening, if one-sided and reverential, talking-heads doc about London's "Wild East" candidly told by the hard men gangsters themselves.

Dave Calhoun
Time Out

Inevitably, this is a sympathetic, one-sided film and its familiar perspective is a nostalgic, sometimes tiresome one that imagines a 'golden age' when grannies could leave their doors open at night.

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Ali Catterall
Film4

A deliberately distressed and scratchy documentary of talking heads, sporting the same sinister techno score and added subtitles for non-cockneys.

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Sukhdev Sandhu
Daily Telegraph

This is a disappointingly reverential exercise in East End mythologising that's too busy sucking up to its rheumily sentimental interviewees to spend enough time exploring the few interesting observations they do make.

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Edward Porter
Sunday Times (UK)

The film is a flavourful record of what is - as the interviewees are well aware - a vanishing culture, but it doesn't dig deep.

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James Christopher
Times [UK]

The flesh-crawling thrill is that these stories about armed robberies, ghastly fights, and grisly murders are utterly compelling.

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Tim Evans
Sky Movies

Moodily shot on monochrome and accompanied by an industrial soundtrack, it already seems these hardmen belong to a different, rose-tinted era.

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Philip French
Observer [UK]

A movie that is non-judgmental to the point of celebration.

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Peter Bradshaw
Guardian

Intentionally or not, Nicola Collins's filmed interviews with various old-school East End geezers give us a fair idea of their sentimentality, paranoia, smugness and flashes of humour.

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Matt Glasby
Total Film

They're eloquent, witty and quietly terrifying, the glitchy visuals and chilly score undercutting the laughs with a tremendous sense of foreboding.

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