October 27, 2010 at 04:00 AM EDT
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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