Nil by Mouth
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Featuring extremely harsh language, much of which is very misogynistic, Nil by Mouth, the directorial debut of repsected British actor Gary Oldman, is a no-holds barred account of an alcoholic, dysfunctional working class London family struggling to eke out a meager living.
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 65%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"There's so much authenticity and raw emotion here that most viewers will be able to excuse the fact that they don't understand any of the dialogue."
‑ Dan Fienberg,
"Oldman creates an uncanny documentary feel for his fictional story that draws you in despite the misery unfurling onscreen."
‑ Kevin Lally, Film Journal International
"An uncompromising drama."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Imagine a movie where every character is played by Gary Oldman, in the drunken overacting Oldman mode. Oldman's unfocused and self-indulgent directorial debut has moments of poignancy and insight, but not enough to make it endurable."
‑ Carlo Cavagna,
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