Cherry Tree Lane
Cherry Tree Lane (2010)

A couple is terrorized by a gang who is hunting their son.

Rated: Unrated
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DVD Release Date: January 29, 2013
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Critic Score: 63% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Heather Wixson
Dread Central

The film flounders under the weight of two underwhelming and prickly protagonists who are as illogical as they are unlikable

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Neil Smith
Total Film

A gruelling suspenser told in real time, flecked with a darkly comic sensibility and a smattering of class-war critique.

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Anthony Quinn
Independent (UK)

Its suggestion of a conscienceless underclass will be as a red rag to more conservative souls, but you suspect Williams won't care. He's becoming a real player in the cinema of ordeal.

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Ed Whitfield
The Ooh Tray

... A technically proficient and psychologically aware piece of class baiting ...

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Damon Wise
Empire Magazine

Taut, tightly-plotted and at times confronting, it'll have you gripping the arm of your seat and double-locking the door.

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Peter Bradshaw

If Michael Haneke were drafted in to direct an EastEnders Christmas special, it might look like this raw, no-budget, home-invasion nightmare.

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Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

Slickly made but ultimately pointless, this film is rescued by skillful direction and excellent actors who invest a fearless authenticity into their roles. It's just a shame that there's nothing very meaningful beneath the surface.

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Matthew Turner

Impressively directed, superbly acted thriller that's both suspenseful and horrifying, though the decision to keep all the violence offscreen won't work for everyone.

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David Edwards
Daily Mirror (UK)

Offers little but secondhand platitudes on the dehumanising effects of violence while proving that the generation gap is as wide as ever.

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Flixster Audience Score: 26% Flixster User Reviews
Gordon Anderson
Williams tackles a growing media preoccupation in the UK, namely knife wielding yoofs, but pushes it into the face of the cosy middle classes with a worthy… More
John Me
"Cherry Tree Lane" has many similarities to "Eden Lake" but it is clear that the director was very influenced by "Funny Games" and… More
Beth Murphy
An hour and 17 minutes of my life wasted.
Daniel Parsons
Superbly directed and acted home-invasion thriller that's over in a brisk 75 minutes. It's like <i>Funny Games</i> without the breaking of… More