Screwed (2011)

A semi-biographical story based on the experiences of former prison guard Ronnie Thompson who spent seven years working in some of the UK's most dangerous prisons.The story revolves around former soldier Sam Norwood who takes a job as a… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: June 3, 2011
DVD Release Date: November 13, 2012
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David Jenkins
Time Out

Reg Traviss's overlong thriller spews out clichés from the off.

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Matthew Turner

Watchable collection of prison movie clichés, enlivened by strong performances and pacey direction.

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Charlie Lyne
Ultra Culture

The filmmakers lose their bottle about 45 minutes in.

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Philip French

Everything is too extreme. But there's a core of honesty here.

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Derek Malcolm
London Evening Standard

Here we get everything nasty piled up like a great bag of detritus, and hardly a hint of anything positive at all.

David Aldridge
Radio Times

Noel Clarke shines as a cocky prisoner, and the film's best scenes are those in which he goes eyeball to eyeball with D'Arcy's greenhorn guard.

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Allan Hunter
Daily Express (UK)

Screwed may be based on the true-life experiences of former prison guard Ronnie Thompson but it seems to serve up every available cliché from the handbook of tough nut British prison dramas.

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David Edwards
Daily Mirror (UK)

It's all been done before, and done better, but its look at how prison warders are failed by the system demands our attention.

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Cath Clarke

The violence is unrelenting, scene after scene of it, and spectacularly unenlightening: like watching rottweilers gone feral.

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