Cuckoo (2008)

A once-promising student finds herself in a dire predicament when the voices in her head grow too loud to ignore, and her fear of failure forces her to take drastic action against the oppressive forces that surround her.

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Rated: Unrated
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DVD Release Date: March 1, 2011
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David Jenkins
Time Out

[A] workaday psychological thriller which, although decently crafted, lacks even a scintilla of subtlety or ambition.

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David Edwards
Daily Mirror (UK)

An unsettling, unconventional and delicately-handled piece quite unlike anything our film industry is pumping out these days.

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Zara Miller
Little White Lies

A funny film, but not in a ha ha way.

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Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express (UK)

It's poorly plotted, deeply uninvolving tosh that makes you cringe for Grant and the estimable Tamsin Greig as his colleague and former protégé.

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Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph (UK)

An alarming head-scratcher, but hopefully a blip for this still-promising creative team.

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Alan Jones
Radio Times

Bracewell's lofty ambitions are clear to see in what is an obvious labour of love, but they simply don't come off in a mess of clichés and barely adequate performances.

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Andrew Lowry
Total Film

A centrepiece monologue from Grant on CIA experimentation shows some style, but it's too little, too late, and is rendered moot by the underwhelming climax.

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Cath Clarke

Creepy claustrophobic for a bit, it dissolves quickly into suspenseless drift - not all of it coherent.

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Philip Wilding
Empire Magazine

With its unengaging characters and a plot that jacknifes inexplicably, there's little to like here. A thriller without many thrills.

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