Payback Season
Payback Season (2012)

Hot shot Premiership footballer Jerome seems to have it all - a luxury flat, a fast car, any girl he wants, and a booming career. A vast contrast to the council estate life he left behind. Following a run-in with his old estate crew, his… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: March 9, 2012
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Guy Lodge
Time Out

Donnelly, better known for his work in the music industry, ensures there's enough juddering dubstep on the soundtrack to drown out his pedestrian dialogue.

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Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph (UK)

Adam Deacon, winner of the Bafta Rising Star Award, explores the nightmarish condition of fame, starring as a Premiership footballer who finds himself used as a cashpoint by former homies, and having his privacy invaded by scandal-sniffing tabloids.

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Peter Bradshaw

No amount of yoofsploitation grit could obscure the moral guidance in this story, making it a kids' film in spirit, if not certificate.

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Mark Adams
Daily Mirror (UK)

A bit too heavyhanded as hoodies hit the football pitches.

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Matthew Turner

Poorly directed and often excruciating to watch, this is a painfully pedestrian British drama with a simplistic, finger-wagging script and an awkward central performance from BAFTA Rising Star Adam Deacon.

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Ashley Clark
Little White Lies

Cynical fodder aimed squarely at perceived yoof demographic. Poor.

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Philip French
Observer (UK)

Nothing rings true, not even the tones on the characters' mobile phones.

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Alex Zane
The Sun (UK)

Adam has talent, but he'll need superior material to maintain his rise.

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Tim Evans
Sky Movies

Debut director Danny Donnelly's thriller settles snugly alongside similar geezerish fare such as Kidulthood. Which is to say it isn't very good.

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