Shell (2013)

In a remote part of the Scottish Highlands, a father and daughter live and work at a small petrol station. They spend their days tending to domestic chores and to the needs of rare passing motorists. At night they are forced together by the… More

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Genre: Drama
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Cath Clarke
Time Out

'Shell' never fully comes to life. And while Pirrie is brilliant, at 25, I didn't buy her as a teenager.

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Derek Malcolm
London Evening Standard

This is a sensitive and intelligent film but so slow-burning that sometimes it seems to stop dead in its tracks.

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Nigel Andrews
Financial Times

[A] strange and poignant film, in which tragedy grows from smallest seeds of foible and foreboding.

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Graham Young
Birmingham Mail

The deer-skinning scene will have everyone worshipping their supermarket packets more than ever.

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Allan Hunter
Daily Express (UK)

A sensitive, unflinching exploration of bleak lives Shell marks the emergence of a distinctive new voice in British cinema and a striking young performer in Chloe Pirrie.

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Robbie Collin
Daily Telegraph (UK)

Shell, the captivating debut from the young Scottish filmmaker Scott Graham, finds claustrophobia in the widest-open landscape, and isolation in the closest-knit relationship.

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Rich Cline

With a remarkably vivid sense of life in rural Scotland, this tightly contained drama is an impressive debut for writer-director Graham.

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Xan Brooks

A hushed and haunting coming-of-age drama, pungently played out in the remote Scottish highlands, where the wind boings off the microphone and passing lorries set the crockery rattling.

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David Jenkins
Little White Lies

A decent effort and director Scott Graham is one to watch, but this is far from a fully formed drama.

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