The Low Down
The Low Down (2001)

Frank is a restless young man in his late twenties whose life revolves around friends and work. Although he is aware of the need to shift his life into a higher gear, he's not sure how to do it. His indecision becomes more acute when he… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: April 20, 2001
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Critic Score: 59% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Jamie Thraves' debut film about British twenty-somethings effectively captures the nuances of its characters.

Cody Clark
Mr. Showbiz

Has an aura of honest observation that engages even when almost nothing is happening on-screen.

Desson Thomson
Washington Post

Has such a prosaic, straightforward approach, it's sublime.

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Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight

"The Low Down" is a hapless film that tries to be more artistic than it really is.

Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter

Thraves lets his story drag as if aimless drama will somehow reflect the aimlessness of his characters' lives. It doesn't; it simply bores.

Stephen Hunter
Washington Post

Yes, this is another English dramedy about the demands of friendship, but it's in a far more realist key than the posh, slick Hugh Grant films.

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Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews

a hit and miss affair that lacks a cohesive style and story

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Bob Graham
San Francisco Chronicle

It does have something to say to those patient enough to stick with it.

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Doug Knoop
Seattle Times

One of the most aimless, hard-to-follow films I've seen in a long time.

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Daniel Steinhart
Film Journal International

Tries so hard to capture the reality of life's struggles, yet fails to deliver.

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