Turnout (2011)

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… More

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Philip French
Observer [UK]

Much of the dialogue is drowned by thumping music.

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This is London

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.

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Elliott Noble
Sky Movies

No spine, no sympathy. No sympathy, no interest. No interest, no point. You get me, bruv?

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Matthew Turner

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.

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Cath Clarke

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.

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Jason Best
Movie Talk

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.

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Ahmed Peerbux
Little White Lies

While Turnout is hardly a slice of London life like you've never seen before, Sales is certainly one to watch.

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Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

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.

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Anna Smith
Empire Magazine

Plenty of 'he's-not-is-he?' observational details, nice performances and some genuinely funny moments make up for the patchy plotting.

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