4:30 (2006)

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Peter Bradshaw

This long, all-but-wordless piece is good on the endless boredom of unsupervised childhood.

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Patrick Peters
Empire Magazine

A melancholic treatise on isolation and our failure to connect with those closest to us.

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Jamie Russell

Somewhat ironically for a film about insomnia, 4:30 manages to send its audience to sleep. A lack of plot and an ill-judged belief in its own importance make it a disappointment for Tan fans.

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Matt Bochenski
Little White Lies

Royston Tan's film comes alive in the green hued semi-darkness of the flat, using long takes and infinite silences to show two troubled souls connecting through their mutual loneliness.

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Tim Evans
Sky Movies

Nicely shot but too wilfully obscure for many tastes, it's to Xiao Li Yuan's credit that he carries a movie whose unrequited love theme doesn't merit this length.

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S. James Wegg

With this production (a natural progression from his previous work, notably 15) director Royston Tan most assuredly moves from the category of filmmaker to artist.

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