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Down Terrace

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FATHER-SON TIME Robert Hill and Robin Hill in Down Terrace

Down Terrace

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
89 minutes
Wide Release Date:
10/08/10
distributor:
Magnolia Pictures

We gave it an A-

Real-life father and son Robert and Robin Hill play a surreal father and son heading up a flea-bitten crime family in Down Terrace, a dark and hilarious thwomping of the whole miserablist British gangster genre. It’s an outstanding first feature from filmmaker Ben Wheatley, who ascribes the real crime to demented family dysfunction and the tantrums of adult children who behave like big babies (a comic specialty of the younger Hill). While bodies pile up, Mum (Julia Deakin) brews bloody endless cups of tea. A-

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