Wreckers

Wreckers

A young married couple move back to the husband’s childhood village in order to start a family. But the arrival of his brother ignites a series of conflicts that lay bare the uneasy foundations upon which the relationship was built. 2.8 out of 5 based on 10 reviews
Wreckers

Omniscore:

Certificate
Genre Drama
Director D. R. Hood
Cast Benedict Cumberbatch, Shaun Evans Claire Foy
Studio Artificial Eye
Release Date December 2011
Running Time 86 mins
 

A young married couple move back to the husband’s childhood village in order to start a family. But the arrival of his brother ignites a series of conflicts that lay bare the uneasy foundations upon which the relationship was built.

Reviews

The Observer

Philip French

A promising film.

18/12/2011

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The Daily Telegraph

Tim Robey

Hood, getting great work from a gifted crew, makes this a study in wispy half-light and secrets wisely hidden from view. It’s strongest when things are on the verge of happening, emotions inchoate and unarticulated.

15/12/2011

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Time Out

Dave Calhoun

Hood manages to keep a lid on the more melodramatic elements of her plot and teases understated performances from her three leads, but the film is too sketchy and underdeveloped to convince fully, even if the relationship between Foy and Cumberbatch as a couple in crisis is well-handled.

12/12/2011

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The Times

Kate Muir

Wreckers is a small canvas, but it contains fascinating performances from Benedict Cumberbatch and Claire Foy.

16/12/2011

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Empire Magazine

Ian Freer

Debut director D. R. Hood has a good eye and ear for drawing out the disquiet in country images, and Foy and Cumberbatch make you care as the fissures in their relationship begin to appear.

12/12/2011

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The Financial Times

Nigel Andrews

It’s a village love story with suspense drama trimmings, in the key of weird-flat. It’s weird, but also a little flat.

15/12/2011

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The Guardian

Peter Bradshaw

A brooding drama of rural disquiet and sexual tension. It's technically accomplished, though perhaps over-determined and self-conscious.

15/12/2011

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The Independent

Anthony Quinn

Good performances just fail to supply the vital jolt of energy.

16/12/2011

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The Daily Mail

Chris Tookey

Writer-director D. R. Hood has made a competent first feature, but it’s a piece for actors rather than audience.

16/12/2011

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The Sunday Times

Edward Porter

The plot’s clumsiness becomes too plain to be disguised by the impeccable performances and strong textures of the images.

18/12/2011

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