Down Terrace
Down Terrace (2010)

Father and son Bill and Karl (real life father and son Bob and Robin Hill) have just been released from jail free and clear, but all is not well at Down Terrace. Patriarchs of a small crime family, their business is plagued with infighting.… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: October 15, 2010
DVD Release Date: January 18, 2011
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Critic Score: 85% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Kate Taylor
Globe and Mail

The British do kitchen-sink realism extremely well; they also have a nice way with black comedy. It's rare, however, to see the two as wickedly combined as they are in Down Terrace.

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Andrew O'Hehir

Its litany of outrageous abuses and horrible crimes, as it careens from delicately phrased dinner-table insults to old ladies murdered in the street, is often gaspingly, ridiculously funny.

Abby Olcese

It's basically a surprisingly funny mumblecore movie with a focus on guns and murders instead of self-indulgent whining and indie-pop music.

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Jason Anderson
Toronto Star

A low-budget effort by British director Ben Wheatley, Down Terrace is an enjoyably nasty piece of business about a down-market sort of underworld clan.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

A grimly amusing portrait of a closed system in which the pressure is building to an explosion.

Chris Chang
Film Comment Magazine

[Julia Deakin's] Ma Barker role (and performance) is essential to the film's grotesque yet enthralling familial fatalism.

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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly

A dark and hilarious thwomping of the whole miserablist British gangster genre.

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Lou Lumenick
New York Post

Down Terrace is the auspicious feature debut of Ben Wheatley, who's spent a decade directing sitcoms, Web-isodes and commercials while fruitlessly pitching scripts to Hollywood.

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Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

This is the sort of thing you'd expect if the Coen Brothers were British and they decided to do their own version of a "Sopranos" movie set in Brighton, England.

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Flixster Audience Score: 61% Flixster User Reviews
Cast: Robert Hill, Robin Hill, Julia Deakin, David Schaal, Tony Way, Kerry Peacock, Michael Smiley, Mark Kempner, Kitty Blue, Gareth Tunley Directed by: Ben… More
Daniel Parsons
Superb, tiny budgeted film shot in sequence in one week. The performances are natural and engaging, the film looks fantastic (DP Laurie Rose is a master) and is… More
Walter M.
"Down Terrace" starts with Karl(Robin Hill) being released from prison and returning to his parents'(Robert Hall & Julia Deakin) home to help… More
Stephen Earnest
Ben Wheatley made 'Down Terrace' on a budget of less than ten thousand dollars, and that's without a doubt the most remarkable thing about the… More
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Sour people and places, slapstick serial killing and reality organised crime, with a streak of hippy and folk culture, plus some charming music. An excellent… More
David Sayers
A film that kept me interested due to some interesting plot surprises and strong performances from Robin Hill and Deakin. It was a little too stop and start for… More