One Mile Away
One Mile Away (2013)

Dylan and Shabba, members of rival Birmingham gangs, attempt to broker a peace agreement after being introduced by filmmaker Penny Woolcock, who had directed Dylan in the drama 1 Day.

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Dave Calhoun
Time Out

Genuinely eye-opening.

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Derek Malcolm
London Evening Standard

An eye-opening process.

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Robbie Collin
Daily Telegraph (UK)

This is a vital and important film - just not to watch.

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Philip French
Observer (UK)

The picture covers familiar ground and tends to ramble somewhat repetitively.

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Henry Barnes

The doc's short on context, and too forgiving of its poster boys, but as a study of their commitment to bettering themselves and the community, it's inspiring.

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Nigel Andrews
Financial Times

Woolcock should have realised that somewhere amid all her shapeless "docu" there was a "drama" - this one, a human one - to be found and properly focused.

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Rich Cline

For this documentary about gang rivalry, filmmaker Penny Woolcock returns to the setting of her 2009 rap musical 1 Day and finds a story that's even more powerful than the first time around.

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Basia Cummings
Little White Lies

Engaging, thoughtful, funny, fearless.

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Graham Young
Birmingham Post

If One Mile Away can foster a sense of whole-city community within certain factions, a 7 Up style sequel would be a good thing for everyone to aim for.

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