Spike Island
Spike Island (2012)

This coming-of-age drama concerns an aspiring teenage rock band, and their endeavours to see their heroes The Stone Roses live in concert and hopefully pass on a demo-tape that could change their lives forever.

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
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Critic Score: 41% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Tom Huddleston
Time Out

None of this ever feels remotely honest or real.

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Mark Kermode
Observer [UK]

Whitecross clearly has both an eye and ear for the rarefied nuances of pop culture ...

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Peter Bradshaw
Guardian

It's a likable, amiable movie, and a nice reminder of the roaring 90s.

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Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

The filmmakers botch the story with a fragmented script and harshly edited scenes that prevent us from properly engaging with anything that happens.

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Tara Brady
Irish Times

Incident after incident might be prefaced with the dread phrase "one time we took drugs and then . . ."

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Robbie Collin
Daily Telegraph

Sniff all you like, but Spike Island smells of nothing.

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Charlotte O'Sullivan
This is London

The piece as a whole gets bogged down in rites-of-passage cliches and, ultimately, seems out of time.

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Rich Cline
Contactmusic.com

There's a terrific blast of nostalgia in this finely crafted film, which will probably make it a hit for Stone Roses fans, but it's so jaggedly edited that the plot is almost impenetrable.

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Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express

It's a bit ramshackle but good fun and enjoyably nostalgic.

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