City Rats
City Rats (2009)

Connections made and missed form the foundation of this drama following the journeys of eight haunted Londoners in search of redemption. Jim is throwing watermelons off of a rooftop in preparation for a possible suicide when he spies Sue… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: February 11, 2009
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David Jenkins
Time Out

It's a terrible film, so blithely wrong-headed in its execution that some scenes are quite entertaining in an 'is this really happening?' kind of way.

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Jon Fortgang

A low budget drama by a writer and director both making their feature debut, it's an uneven but ambitious enterprise which, like its characters, never knows which way to turn, or how best to exploit its own strengths.

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Rob Daniel
Sky Cinema

Sorely in need of an injection of black humour or wit, City Rats is a long trawl through picture postcard London, populated by underwritten characters mouthing unlikely dialogue.

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Edward Porter
Sunday Times (UK)

Although Kelly displays imagination as well as technical skill, his film can't be taken seriously.

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Peter Bradshaw

There really is no film as terrible as a terrible Britfilm, and here is a depressing example that I can only compare to Madonna's legendarily abysmal Filth and Wisdom.

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Karl French
Financial Times

An inane urban drama with a strong cast - Susan Lynch and James Lance among them - and big themes - death, art, love, sex - but no discernible point.

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Philip French
Observer (UK)

The factitious tale of eight Londoners from the lower reaches of the East End who pair off to go about their tedious, unconvincing ways with Canary Wharf usually in the background.

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Dominic Wells
Times (UK)

City Rats is an old Trabant: depressing, prone to stall, its parts not properly welded together.

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Allan Hunter
Daily Express (UK)

An ambitious, wildly uneven venture beautifully photographed by Adam Levins.

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Flixster Audience Score: 16% Flixster User Reviews
Roy Gutteridge
Danny Dyer, Susan Lynch and Tamer Hassan do their best to convince but City Rats is never more than a compendium of clichés hoping to amuse and move us. In the… More
Lesley N
A pensive day in the life of eight Londoners, searching for sex or death, or maybe both. The story jumps around between each character so it takes a little… More