Powder

Powder

Powder captures all the energy and excitement of a band breaking through, following the story of Liverpool band The Grams on an unflinching journey through the machinations of the music industry. Made by the team behind Awaydays and filmed on location in Ibiza, London, Liverpool and live at the V Festival, Powder is an authentic rock 'n' roll story based on the best-selling novel by Kevin Sampson. 1.2 out of 5 based on 9 reviews
Powder

Omniscore:

Certificate 15
Genre Comedy, Drama
Director Mark Elliot
Cast Jo Woodcock, Liam Boyle, Ralf Little Alfie Allen
Studio Soda Pictures
Release Date August 2011
Running Time 105 mins
 

Powder captures all the energy and excitement of a band breaking through, following the story of Liverpool band The Grams on an unflinching journey through the machinations of the music industry. Made by the team behind Awaydays and filmed on location in Ibiza, London, Liverpool and live at the V Festival, Powder is an authentic rock 'n' roll story based on the best-selling novel by Kevin Sampson.

Reviews

The Independent

Geoffrey MacNab

The most disconcerting aspect about this tale of rival indie rock bands is how seriously it takes itself.

26/08/2011

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Empire Magazine

Eve Barlow

The staggered mood of this adaptation makes it hard to know whether first-time director Mark Elliott wants us to laugh or cry.

22/08/2011

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The Evening Standard

Derek Malcolm

It's rock 'n' roll hell, and so unfortunately is the film.

26/08/2011

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The Guardian

Peter Bradshaw

It's cliched and leaden, and moves with all the speed and manoeuvrability of a submarine in treacle.

25/08/2011

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The Observer

Philip French

There was a time when rock movies had a certain vivacity that went with the music.

28/08/2011

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The Daily Telegraph

Sukhdev Sandhu

It’s a film that, for all its grand talk about energy, passion and hedonism, is about as expressive and enthralling as a Glastonbury Portaloo.

25/08/2011

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Time Out

David Jenkins

Clearly aspiring to mimic the crisp, taciturn likes of Anton Corbijn’s ‘Control’, but coming across like ‘Hollyoaks’ going to V Festival.

24/08/2011

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The Times

Wendy Ide

Powder is a rock movie of almost unimaginable ineptness.

25/08/2011

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The Sunday Times

Edward Porter

Perhaps Powder can be forgiven for not having music good enough to convince us of this prodigy’s brilliance, but there’s no excuse for the countless bum notes in its drama.

28/08/2011

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