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The Great Ecstasy of Robert Carmichael (2005)

 -  Crime | Drama  -  20 October 2006 (UK)
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(from the UK release DVD jacket) In a small English coastal town, three teenage boys are drawn into a world of temptation and violence... See full synopsis »

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(from the UK release DVD jacket) In a small English coastal town, three teenage boys are drawn into a world of temptation and violence... See full synopsis »

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One of the worst films I have ever seen
27 August 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

So they hyped the violence and it's been branded as sick. Well, the violence is the best bit I'm afraid, but unfortunately the characters are not developed enough to allow us to understand why they go on their (entirely predictable) rampage. This film has a truly dreadful script. We never get a chance to get to know Robert and his actions at the end are just plain pathetic. The acting isn't much better, either, the worst of them being the TV chef and the school teacher. The direction is clumsy, the pace enough to send you to sleep. And what on earth is the school film project all about? A comment on the film itself perhaps? The use of newsreel during the climactic murder is laughable. These guys obviously think they're intellectuals but are hopelessly out of their depth. How on earth they got the great Yorgos Arvanitis to light it I'll never know. And how they got the money to make it in the first place is an even greater mystery. Absolutely awful beyond comprehension.


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