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It's 3:07AM, and two girls burst into a run down toilet. Joanne is crying her eyes out, and her clothing is ripped. Kelly's face is bruised and starting to swell. Duncan Allen lies in his bathroom bleeding to death. Duncan's son, Stuart, has found his father and wants answers. Derek, Kelly's pimp, needs to find Kelly or it will be him who pays. Kelly and Joanne need to get through the next 24 hours alive...

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 68%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Its tautness is satisfying. Not one line of dialogue is superfluous, not one take is a second too long."
‑ Philip Marchand, Toronto Star
"The film is a calling card for its sure-handed rookie director, Paul Andrew Williams, who expertly turns up the suspense knob while establishing a thick sense of doom amid grimy settings."
‑ Kyle Smith, New York Post
"Compelling at times, but material seems exploitive."
‑ Paul Chambers, CNNRadio
"It's a chase movie and the tension never lets up. Paul Andrew Williams' well observed gritty thriller differs from most British crime films in that the setting isn't the usual dour and brutal crims but a pimp who procures young girls"
‑ Urban Cinefile Critics, Urban Cinefile
"Spit-polished with Greengrassian artistic din, London to Brighton is kitchen-sink realism without soul."
‑ Ed Gonzalez, Slant Magazine
"From the near-hysteria of this compelling opening sequence, Paul Andrew Williams's taut, tough and thoroughly satisfying drama grips the viewer and never lets go until its brutal, surprising conclusion."
‑ Jennie Punter, Globe and Mail
"Very good but very grim, Paul Andrew Williams' punishing debut doesn't pull many punches -- although the characters certainly field their share of body blows."
‑ Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News
"Gritty, hellish inner city underworld excursion segue into incidental commuter crime thriller, featuring an unlikely surrogate maternal figure accessory to pedophilia street hooker's redemptive conversion to preteen protectress with a heart of gold."
‑ Prairie Miller, NewsBlaze
"At the London Critics Circle film awards last year, Lorraine Stanley was nominated for British Actress of the Year, and if you see London to Brighton, you'll easily understand why."
‑ Liz Braun, Jam! Movies
"With plenty of chutzpah, the young British film-maker Paul Andrew Williams has written and directed a cracking debut feature with enough clout to kick the door in."
‑ Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
"A gritty British gangster film that leaves a bitter aftertaste, Paul Andrew Williams' London to Brighton is as technically assured as it is ultimately superfluous."
‑ Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter
"I'm not entirely sure what [director Williams] was trying to pull off in London to Brighton or even if Mr. Williams knew what he was trying to pull off."
‑ Manohla Dargis, New York Times
"ksemenei noris apo kaysimo, metatrepetai se asimanto anthropokynigito me sapoynoperarize dialeimmata, i eksereynisi ton (anti)iroon den paei kai poly makria ap' tin epifaneia, kai ta paihnidia toy Williams sta mpros-piso tis afigisis gia na soy ftiaksei s"
‑ Joseph Proimakis, Movies for the Masses
"English actor-turned-filmmaker Paul Andrew Williams made a striking writing and directing debut with this character-driven thriller, which plays out against a backdrop of desperation, self-loathing and grinding poverty."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"The denouement is both surprising and morally complex."
‑ Philip French, Observer [UK]
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