Wreckers (2011)

A family is abruptly confronted with ugly side of their history in this independent drama from Great Britain. David (Benedict Cumberbatch) and Dawn (Claire Foy) are a couple who have moved from the city to a small rural community in Kent,… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: December 16, 2011
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Critic Score: 91% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Dave Calhoun
Time Out

[A] low-key, high-tension British indie drama...

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Peter Bradshaw

For her debut feature, British film-maker Dictynna Hood has created a brooding drama of rural disquiet and sexual tension.

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Nigel Andrews
Financial Times

The structure rambles. The plot sometimes bewitches, sometimes bemuses. The cast works valiantly to keep us caring.

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Guy Lodge

D.R. Hood's intriguing, well-acted debut draws shifting lines of conflict ... before losing steam in the third act.

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David Aldridge
Radio Times

Wreckers blends spells of sheer, watching-paint-dry tedium with sparkier inter-sibling stuff and the odd bout of rural rumpy-pumpy.

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Laurence Boyce
Little White Lies

A low-key affair but an interesting take on social realism despite its flaws.

Philip French
Observer (UK)

It's a promising film.

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Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph (UK)

In a year already stacked with accomplished British debuts, DR Hood's smart, engrossing and well-acted Wreckers deserves to be more than a footnote.

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Matthew Turner

Impressively directed and superbly written, this is an emotionally engaging, powerfully tense British drama with a trio of terrific performances from all three leads.

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