Fathers of Girls
Fathers of Girls (2010)

Ray Winstone plays Frank Horner, a solicitor based in a small town in Wiltshire, England. His daughter Helen is leaving home for the first time to go to university and move in with her boyfriend. Frank has to come to terms with parting from… More

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Dave Calhoun
Time Out

As a study in grief, it's too distracting to make an impact.

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Daily Express (UK)

Ray Winstone is a fine actor but even he cannot inject much life into the maudlin drama Fathers Of Girls.

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David Parkinson
Radio Times

Whether muttering threats and tips about tea-making under his breath or stalking Howman, Winstone looks decidedly uncomfortable.

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Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film

Limp and limping, even the short 76-minute runtime feels like a chore.

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Peter Bradshaw

It seems like a very personal project for both Winstone and Howman, filled with interesting but unfinished and undeveloped dramatic ideas.

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Philip Wilding
Empire Magazine

Too meandering to stir the brain and too dour to engage the heart, the moving storyline too often falls flat in stodgy scenes.

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Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph (UK)

The general dead air and creepy ending make it hard to see who, beyond members of the Winstone/Howman clans, might be interested.

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Alex Zane
The Sun (UK)

Howman and his co-director/writer Ethem Cetintas are so concerned with keeping the plot mellow that they have robbed their story of any drama.

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Neil Smith
Total Film

[A] dreary pot-boiler...

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