Powder
Powder (2011)

A dark comedy about an emerging band's experiences in the UK music scene.

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Rated: Unrated
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David Jenkins
Time Out

Aside from the fact that each cast member employs a different style of acting, this is drably shot (Ibiza looks like Clacton), slackly edited and detached from any recognisable reality.

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Derek Malcolm
This is London

One is struck virtually dumb by a screenplay that looks as if written on the back of an envelope.

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Eve Barlow
Empire Magazine

Some solid scenes but it's never quite sure if it's 24 Hour Party People or Control, and doesn't get close to either.

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Philip French
Observer [UK]

There's a dull excursion to Ibiza where a suicide and much drug-taking ensue, and a climactic sequence shot on location at the V festival in Suffolk.

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Peter Bradshaw
Guardian

It's cliched and leaden, and moves with all the speed and manoeuvrability of a submarine in treacle.

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Jonathan Crocker
Total Film

This indie drama puts its best foot forward, only to strut face-first through every cliché in the genre.

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David Edwards
Daily Mirror [UK]

Last month, I reckoned Horrid Henry was a shoo-in for worst film of the year. Compared to Powder, however, it looks like The Battleship Potemkin.

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Sukhdev Sandhu
Daily Telegraph

Great movies about bands certainly do exist. Powder isn't one of them, though.

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