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Based on an original screenplay by Director Lee Sales and actors Francis Pope and George Russo, Turnout is set in Hoxton, East London where all 3 grew up. Our story follows George and Sophie, they're saving money to go on their first holiday together, the deposit is paid, and they have two weeks left to pay the outstanding balance of 2,000. Sophie has entrusted George with her holiday savings and is keen to settle the debt with the travel agents. The only trouble is, unbeknown to Sophie, George is flat broke. In a vain attempt to raise cash, George uses Sophie's holiday money to fund… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 30%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Much of the dialogue is drowned by thumping music."
‑ Philip French, Observer [UK]
"Lee Sales's film makes Hoxton look like purgatory, what with George's friends, pubs blaring music and nearly everyone sniffing the stuff. Our poor middle-class girl hasn't got a chance."
‑ , This is London
"No spine, no sympathy. No sympathy, no interest. No interest, no point. You get me, bruv?"
‑ Elliott Noble, Sky Movies
"Star and co-writer George Russo clearly has an ear for swaggering male patois."
‑ Neil Smith, Total Film
"Turnout is well acted and nicely paced, but it struggles to find the right tone and it's ultimately let down by an unlikeable lead character, the occasional snatch of dodgy dialogue and some irritating script problems."
‑ Matthew Turner, ViewLondon
"What went wrong for Ophelia Lovibond? It was all looking gangbusters after a string of entry-level Hollywood roles. Now here she is, bolt-on girlfriend in a third-rate Brit lad-flick."
‑ Cath Clarke, Guardian
"As the film's slick look shows, first-time director Lee Sales has a good eye, and a good cinematographer (James Friend), but he's a lot shakier when it comes to creating a convincing story."
‑ Jason Best, Movie Talk
"While Turnout is hardly a slice of London life like you've never seen before, Sales is certainly one to watch."
‑ Ahmed Peerbux, Little White Lies
"There's a lot of talent both in front of and behind the camera on this gripping, low-budget London drama, so it's frustrating that the script doesn't give everyone more to work with."
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
"Plenty of 'he's-not-is-he?' observational details, nice performances and some genuinely funny moments make up for the patchy plotting."
‑ Anna Smith, Empire Magazine
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