Treacle Jr.
Treacle Jr. (2010)

A man finds himself caught in the middle of a love affair gone sour in this drama from British filmmaker Jamie Thraves. One morning, for no clear reason, Tom (Tom Fisher) leaves his home in Birmingham, abandoning his wife and kids to make… More

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Genre: Drama, Comedy
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Critic Score: 83% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Cath Clarke
Time Out

This is low budget and it shows, but it's clear Thraves has still got something to say.

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Philip French
Observer [UK]

The film has its moments and Aidan Gillen is impressive as the Hibernian hanger-on from hell, but it's a slight affair.

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Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail [UK]

Its portrait of an unconventional, curiously needy friendship developing in an inhuman environment does hold the attention.

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Charlie Lyne
Ultra Culture

Now you know what to do if Harry Potter is sold out.

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Allan Hunter
Daily Express

Treacle Jr is a little British gem that blossoms into an endearing salute to friendship and the power of positive thinking.

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Peter Bradshaw
Guardian

Gillen gives a, loose-limbed comic performance, often funny, sometimes very sad.

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Film4

A charming, low-key Britflick, Treacle Jr boasts a great performance from Gillen, but Thraves' labour of love feels as directionless as its characters.

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Charlotte O'Sullivan
This is London

Treacle Jr won't win Oscars or swell the bank balances of cast and crew. In other words, it ain't The King's Speech. But I'd choose it over Tom Hooper's film any day, because it shows a London I recognise.

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Nigel Andrews
Financial Times

Gillen steals the film, all whirly armed brio and Sylvester the Cat lisp. But it doesn't take much stealing.

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Flixster Audience Score: 80% Flixster User Reviews
Daniel Parsons
Improvised feeling, natural, moving and finally uplifting, <i>Treacle Jr.</i> reminded me a little of a British mumblecore (that sub-genre that… More