One Mile Away
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Dylan and Shabba, members of rival Birmingham gangs, attempt to broker a peace agreement after being introduced by filmmaker Penny Woolcock, who had directed Dylan in the drama 1 Day.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 73%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Genuinely eye-opening."
‑ Dave Calhoun, Time Out
"An eye-opening process."
‑ Derek Malcolm, This is London
"This is a vital and important film - just not to watch."
‑ Robbie Collin, Daily Telegraph
"Woolcock's coy interview style is a typically mixed blessing: it gains gang-members' trust, but a more probing approach might have revealed more."
‑ , Total Film
"The picture covers familiar ground and tends to ramble somewhat repetitively."
‑ Philip French, Observer [UK]
"The doc's short on context, and too forgiving of its poster boys, but as a study of their commitment to bettering themselves and the community, it's inspiring."
‑ Henry Barnes, Guardian
"Woolcock should have realised that somewhere amid all her shapeless "docu" there was a "drama" - this one, a human one - to be found and properly focused."
‑ Nigel Andrews, Financial Times
"The strength of One Mile Away is that it gives the viewer a palpable sense of what it's like to be caught up in these 'postcode' wars ..."
‑ Tom Dawson, The List
"For this documentary about gang rivalry, filmmaker Penny Woolcock returns to the setting of her 2009 rap musical 1 Day and finds a story that's even more powerful than the first time around."
‑ Rich Cline,
"Engaging, thoughtful, funny, fearless."
‑ Basia Cummings, Little White Lies
"If One Mile Away can foster a sense of whole-city community within certain factions, a 7 Up style sequel would be a good thing for everyone to aim for."
‑ Graham Young, Birmingham Post
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