A day in the life of a group of troubled 15-year-olds growing up in west London.

Director:

Writer:

Reviews
Popularity
4,730 ( 1,457)

Watch Now

From $9.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Adulthood (2008)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Six years after KiDULTHOOD, Sam Peel is released from jail for killing Trife, he realizes that life is no easier on the outside than it was on the inside and he's forced to confront the ... See full summary »

Director: Noel Clarke
Stars: Noel Clarke, Scarlett Alice Johnson, Adam Deacon
Anuvahood (2011)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Kenneth (who likes to call himself Kay) begins to realise he's just another wannabe bad boy... even less than a loser in fact. After quitting his job at Laimsbury's, Kay vows to become a ... See full summary »

Directors: Adam Deacon, Daniel Toland
Stars: Adam Deacon, Femi Oyeniran, Ollie Barbieri
Brotherhood I (2016)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

First, there was Kidulthood, then Adulthood, and now comes Noel Clarke's last instalment: Brotherhood. With Sam facing up to the new world, he realizes it also comes with new problems and ... See full summary »

Director: Noel Clarke
Stars: Noel Clarke, Olivia Chenery, Ashley Thomas
Ill Manors (2012)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The lives of four drug dealers, one user and two prostitutes.

Director: Plan B
Stars: Riz Ahmed, Ed Skrein, Lee Allen
Bullet Boy (2004)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

In one of East London's most volatile neighborhoods, pride, rivalry and revenge are the only codes on the street. Touted as a British Boyz in the Hood, Bullet Boy is a gripping and ... See full summary »

Director: Saul Dibb
Stars: Ashley Walters, Luke Fraser, Leon Black
Shank (2010)
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 X  

An action film for the youth generation, set in a decaying future London. A gang set out on a chase to avenge the murder of one of their own.

Director: Mo Ali
Stars: Kedar Williams-Stirling, Adam Deacon, Ashley Thomas
Crime | Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

An insight on the gritty life of a bored male, Chelsea football hooligan who lives for violence, sex, drugs & alcohol.

Director: Nick Love
Stars: Danny Dyer, Frank Harper, Tamer Hassan
The Business (2005)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Frankie decides he's had enough with his life as a street thug living on a South London estate, and jets off to spain where he meets big time businessman Charlie, who's currently running ... See full summary »

Director: Nick Love
Stars: Danny Dyer, Tamer Hassan, Geoff Bell
Top Boy (TV Series 2011)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

A thriving but underground drugs business is being run by Dushane ('Ashley Walters') and his friend Sully (Kane Robinson) to become the richest men on the block. To live rich Dushane and ... See full summary »

Stars: Ashley Walters, Kane Robinson, Shone Romulus
4.3.2.1. (2010)
Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

4 girls out on a 3 days trip in to 2 cities, if they survive. While Jo is working in a supermarket, her 3 friends are all out on their adventures. A chance encounter with diamond thieves sends them on a collision course with fate itself.

Directors: Noel Clarke, Mark Davis
Stars: Emma Roberts, Tamsin Egerton, Ophelia Lovibond
The Firm (2009)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Football hooligans organize themselves into firms that represent their favorite team.

Director: Nick Love
Stars: Paul Anderson, Calum MacNab, Daniel Mays
Sket I (2011)
Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

When a young woman is cruelly and indiscriminately attacked by a notorious gang led by the violent Trey, her little 16 year old sister Kayla wants revenge and will stop at nothing to get it... See full summary »

Director: Nirpal Bhogal
Stars: Lily Loveless, Riann Steele, Aimee Kelly
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Red Madrell ...
...
Sam
...
Jay
...
Femi Oyeniran ...
Madeleine Fairley ...
Claire
Rebecca Martin ...
Katie
...
Adem Bayram ...
Vinnie
Stephanie Di Rubbo ...
Shaneek (as Stefanie Di Rubbo)
Obah Ugwunwa Ajike ...
Carleen (as Kate-Line Okoro)
Medhavi Patel ...
Sophie
Ben McKay ...
Rapper
...
Edit

Storyline

A day in the life of a group of troubled 15-year-olds growing up in west London.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Before adulthood comes...

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive language, violent content, sexual material, drug and alcohol use - all involving teens | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

3 March 2006 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Juventude Rebelde  »

Box Office

Budget:

£600,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£100,056 (UK) (3 March 2006)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Jaime Winstone and Adam Deacon also starred together in Dead Set (2008). See more »

Quotes

Lenny: [pointing a gun at Sam] Give me one fucking reason why you shouldn't die!
Trife: Cause he's not worth it!
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Shank (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Witness
Written by Rodney Smith
Performed by Roots Manuva
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
Good film - absurdly low rating
8 June 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Like one of the other reviewers on this site I am going to vote 10 out of 10 for Kidulthood to try to redress the anomaly of its incredibly low score. Something is surely wrong with the IMDb system when most of the reviews on the site are positive yet the film has such a low rating. Anyway I thought Kidulthood was a very realistic 'urban streetkids' film which captured perfectly the style, speech and violence that happens every day around London's inner city schools. I thought the acting was absolutely fine especially considering the age of most of the actors - have those criticising the actors actually seen the way that teenage kids behave because I think they were all very believable. The film was tense, violent and gripping and is a nice London take on the issues of teenage gang violence.


53 of 76 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Unrealistic and embarrassing to watch officerp
America vs UK wctej89
you 'Americans' don't understand. collj
London Schools...?!? patricia_petrescu
Alright I'm 10 minutes in... surfordie1991
Girls in London; Really that easy? sojokes
Discuss Kidulthood (2006) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?