Ill Manors
Ill Manors (2012)

A unique crime thriller set on the unforgiving streets of London, iLL MANORS follows six disparate lives, all struggling to survive the circles of violence that engulf them. There is ex-dealer Kirby, who has just been released from prison,… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
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Critic Score: 79% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Brad Wheeler
Globe and Mail

The ambitious Ill Manors lacks a bit in the charisma and entertainment departments, but makes up for it with a grimy intensity.

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Nick Schager
The Dissolve

Ill Manors flip-flops between its various threads so swiftly that no in-depth characterizations emerge; rather, the film offers only the same old indistinguishable hoods and hookers.

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Alison Jones
Birmingham Post

Low budget director Drew has an eye for cityscapes and a finely-tuned feel for the mostly untrained cast.

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Stephen Dalton
Hollywood Reporter

This is an impressively mature and technically assured work.

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Liam Maguren

It's about as flattering to London as 'City of God' was to Brazil.

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Donald Clarke
Irish Times

ll Manors, largely cast with non-professionals, is, for the most part, an astonishingly impressive exercise in hip neo-realism.

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Cath Clarke
Time Out

There are plenty of flaws here, but instinctively 'Ill Manors' feels important - like some British films of the 1980s ('Meantime', 'Scum') that spoke of a generation out of work and out of hope.

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Graham Young
Birmingham Post

On this form, 28-year-old Ben Drew has the world at his rapper's feet.

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Philip French
Observer [UK]

Its artistic and social ambitions are never fully achieved.

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