London to Brighton
London to Brighton (2008)

It's 3:07AM, and two girls burst into a run down toilet. Joanne is crying her eyes out, and her clothing is ripped. Kelly's face is bruised and starting to swell. Duncan Allen lies in his bathroom bleeding to death. Duncan's… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: February 8, 2008
DVD Release Date: March 15, 2005
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Critic Score: 67% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: With its grimy sets, taut storyline, and relentless sense of doom, London to Brighton is an auspicious directorial debut by Paul Andrew Williams.

Philip Marchand
Toronto Star

Its tautness is satisfying. Not one line of dialogue is superfluous, not one take is a second too long.

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Kyle Smith
New York Post

The film is a calling card for its sure-handed rookie director, Paul Andrew Williams, who expertly turns up the suspense knob while establishing a thick sense of doom amid grimy settings.

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Paul Chambers

Compelling at times, but material seems exploitive.

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Jennie Punter
Globe and Mail

From the near-hysteria of this compelling opening sequence, Paul Andrew Williams's taut, tough and thoroughly satisfying drama grips the viewer and never lets go until its brutal, surprising conclusion.

Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

Very good but very grim, Paul Andrew Williams' punishing debut doesn't pull many punches -- although the characters certainly field their share of body blows.

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Prairie Miller

Gritty, hellish inner city underworld excursion segue into incidental commuter crime thriller, featuring an unlikely surrogate maternal figure accessory to pedophilia street hooker's redemptive conversion to preteen protectress with a heart of gold.

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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

A gritty British gangster film that leaves a bitter aftertaste, Paul Andrew Williams' London to Brighton is as technically assured as it is ultimately superfluous.

Manohla Dargis
New York Times

I'm not entirely sure what [director Williams] was trying to pull off in London to Brighton or even if Mr. Williams knew what he was trying to pull off.

Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses

ksemenei noris apo kaysimo, metatrepetai se asimanto anthropokynigito me sapoynoperarize dialeimmata, i eksereynisi ton (anti)iroon den paei kai poly makria ap' tin epifaneia, kai ta paihnidia toy Williams sta mpros-piso tis afigisis gia na soy ftiaksei s

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Flixster Audience Score: 75% Flixster User Reviews
Lady D'arbanville
Exceptional!!! Without doubt one of the best films that I have watched in a long time. A gritty, true to life storyline with very natural performances,… More
Dean King
A good if gritty, raw film film about a runaway girl and a prostitute she befriends trying to get away from a small time gangster. Very short but it makes a big… More
Cassandra Maples
I can't recall the last time a film had such a visceral impact on me. Coming out of the cinema after watching "London to Brighton" I felt my… More
Luke Baldock
A wonderfully dark and gritty film that feels like Dead Mans Shoes. A very simple story, a girl and a woman on the run, is transformed into a more detailed… More
Sophie Burgess
Although this is a totally disgusting film in what is happening, it's very interesting and gripping to see what is happening and is going to happen to… More
Craig Sutcliffe
<u><b>Directed by:</u></b> Paul Andrew Williams. <u><b>Starring:</u></b> Lorraine Stanley, Georgia Groome,… More