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A handful of lost souls turn to alcohol and drugs to cope with their emotional agony in this powerful British drama. Frank (Eddie Marsan) is a middle-aged man whose years in the military have left him with a war raging inside his mind. Frank drinks heavily to blot out his Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and one day he sees a homeless teenage girl, Lynette (Candese Reid), being accosted outside the liquor store he frequents. Troubled by her circumstances, Frank buys Lynette some food and later offers to let her sleep at his shabby apartment. The two soon strike up a friendship, but… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 64%

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"The moral of this structurally addled urban drama could be summed up more simply: It's generally not a good idea to let homeless addicts move into your apartment."
‑ Guy Lodge, Variety
"More sincere than sophisticated."
‑ Derek Malcolm, This is London
"A gritty, self-assured directorial debut."
‑ Lee Griffiths, Little White Lies
"It is a striking audiovisual style which rescues this production from many of the more hackneyed tropes of British social realism and urban grit."
‑ Anton Bitel, Eye for Film
"There's a point at which good performances stop being enough to excuse dreary storytelling, shoddy execution and a general lack of ideas, and ... Junkhearts reaches it fairly early on."
‑ Alistair Harkness, Scotsman
"This is a tough film, and it isn't perfect: it works best when Marsan is on the screen, and we are inside his agonised day-to-day reality."
‑ Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
"Strong cast, disappointing characters and a plot that's as thin as discount plonk."
‑ Damon Wise, Empire Magazine
"Riveting performances hold our attention even when this dark drama starts wallowing in the messy lives of its central characters."
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
"Aptly named as the characters purge their tickers in their quest for redemption. Expect another bleak tale of inner-city hardship and self pity ..."
‑ Lisa Giles-Keddie, Real.com
"It's an impressive two-hander about sensitive souls facing stark realities - the lovers who life forces to become fighters."
‑ Matt Glasby, Total Film
"Junkhearts does boast a memorably vulnerable performance by Marsans who commits fully to Krishnan's direction."
‑ Fionnuala Halligan, Screen International
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