Payback Season
Payback Season (2012)

Hot shot Premiership footballer Jerome seems to have it all - a luxury flat, a fast car, any girl he wants, and a booming career. A vast contrast to the council estate life he left behind. Following a run-in with his old estate crew, his… More

Directed By:
Rated: Unrated
Running Time:
Genre: Drama
Add Your Rating
Rotten Tomatoes™
Critic Score
8%
Want to
See It
43%


Critic Score: 8% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Guy Lodge
Time Out

Donnelly, better known for his work in the music industry, ensures there's enough juddering dubstep on the soundtrack to drown out his pedestrian dialogue.

Full review…
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph

Adam Deacon, winner of the Bafta Rising Star Award, explores the nightmarish condition of fame, starring as a Premiership footballer who finds himself used as a cashpoint by former homies, and having his privacy invaded by scandal-sniffing tabloids.

Full review…
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian

No amount of yoofsploitation grit could obscure the moral guidance in this story, making it a kids' film in spirit, if not certificate.

Full review…
Mark Adams
Daily Mirror [UK]

A bit too heavyhanded as hoodies hit the football pitches.

Full review…
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon

Poorly directed and often excruciating to watch, this is a painfully pedestrian British drama with a simplistic, finger-wagging script and an awkward central performance from BAFTA Rising Star Adam Deacon.

Full review…
Ashley Clark
Little White Lies

Cynical fodder aimed squarely at perceived yoof demographic. Poor.

Full review…
Philip French
Observer [UK]

Nothing rings true, not even the tones on the characters' mobile phones.

Full review…
Alex Zane
Sun Online

Adam has talent, but he'll need superior material to maintain his rise.

Full review…
Tim Evans
Sky Movies

Debut director Danny Donnelly's thriller settles snugly alongside similar geezerish fare such as Kidulthood. Which is to say it isn't very good.

Full review…
More reviews for Payback Season