Tony (2009)

Boldly crafted into a creepy yet darkly funny, this urban nightmare will lurk in your memory as will Tony. A loner, and his main source of company is classic '80s action movies he owns on VHS but that doesn't stop him trying to make… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 1, 2009
DVD Release Date: April 6, 2010
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Critic Score: 75% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Wally Hammond
Time Out

Not a reassuring vision, for sure, and no tourist plug for Dalston, Hackney or Haggerston, but the film's a fair calling card for Johnson's talent.

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Kim Newman
Empire Magazine

Not cheery, but gripping, against-the-odds funny and uncomfortably unique. Johnson and Ferdinando are certainly now names to watch.

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Matt Bochenski
Little White Lies

Johnson and cinematographer David Higgs shoot this mundane horror in drab, flat colours, accentuating the invasive intimacy with which we're thrown into Tony's life. The entire screen has the greasy texture of accumulated filth.

Sam Bathe
Fan The Fire

Dalston's answer to American Psycho, and it's almost every bit as good.

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Times (UK)

The problem is that there's no character development, no revelations and no epiphany. The film is merely nauseating.

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Rob Daniel
Sky Cinema

Undeniably bleak, but blood-blackly funny and disturbing rather than depressing, this puts Johnson in the Shane Meadows league, and with Ferdinando the director may also have his own ready-made Paddy Considine.

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Scott Weinberg

An impressively restrained and quietly disturbing little psycho-thriller.

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Catherine Shoard

Gerard Johnson's debut is undeniably exploitative and rather pointless, but enough red herrings get chucked into the mix to keep you interested.

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Rosie Fletcher
Total Film

Despite a black vein of humour, the slow, directionless narrative leaves Tony looking like Dalston's dour answer to American Psycho.

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Flixster Audience Score: 57% Flixster User Reviews
Luke Baldock
Tony is a look at a serial killer and their everyday life. Tony is awkward, very awkward, and this leads to him being ignored or mistreated by the majority of… More