Junkhearts (2011)

A handful of lost souls turn to alcohol and drugs to cope with their emotional agony in this powerful British drama. Frank (Eddie Marsan) is a middle-aged man whose years in the military have left him with a war raging inside his mind.… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: November 4, 2011
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Critic Score: 64% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Guy Lodge

The moral of this structurally addled urban drama could be summed up more simply: It's generally not a good idea to let homeless addicts move into your apartment.

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Derek Malcolm
London Evening Standard

More sincere than sophisticated.

Lee Griffiths
Little White Lies

A gritty, self-assured directorial debut.

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Alistair Harkness

There's a point at which good performances stop being enough to excuse dreary storytelling, shoddy execution and a general lack of ideas, and ... Junkhearts reaches it fairly early on.

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Peter Bradshaw

This is a tough film, and it isn't perfect: it works best when Marsan is on the screen, and we are inside his agonised day-to-day reality.

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Damon Wise
Empire Magazine

Strong cast, disappointing characters and a plot that's as thin as discount plonk.

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Lisa Giles-Keddie

Aptly named as the characters purge their tickers in their quest for redemption. Expect another bleak tale of inner-city hardship and self pity ...

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Matt Glasby
Total Film

It's an impressive two-hander about sensitive souls facing stark realities - the lovers who life forces to become fighters.

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Fionnuala Halligan
Screen International

Junkhearts does boast a memorably vulnerable performance by Marsans who commits fully to Krishnan's direction.

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