By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Updated July 25, 2007 at 04:00 AM EDT
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This is England

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  • Movie
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Young Thomas Turgoose, the spunky non-pro 13-year-old cast as a lonely kid drawn to an early-’80s skinhead gang in this autobiographical period piece by Shane Meadows (TwentyFourSeven), has a sweet old-fashioned face. But in the right light, his weary eyes resemble those of a mean adult. The changeability serves this sad, menacing, empathetic story well, even if the story is misty in its didacticism: No matter how tough the times, just say no to racism and hatred. B

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This is England

type
  • Movie
genre
mpaa
  • UNRATED
runtime
  • 102 minutes
director
  • Shane Meadows

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