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Down Terrace (2009)

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A crime family looks to unmask the police informant in their midst who threatens to take down their business.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Julia Deakin ...
Kerry Peacock ...
Mark Kempner ...
Kali Peacock ...
Helen Garvey
Kitty Blue ...
Luke Hartney ...
Simon Smith ...
Bill's Band Member #1
Paul George ...
Bill's Band Member #2
Simon Walker ...
Bill's Band Member #3


After serving jail time for a mysterious crime, Bill and Karl get out of jail and become preoccupied with figuring out who turned them in to the police. On top of that, the "family business" is on the rocks, and the motley crew of criminals who operate out of Down Terrace aren't feeling terribly trusting of one another. It might look like an ordinary house, but at Down Terrace, the walls are closing in... Written by Newport Beach Film Festival

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Comedy | Crime | Drama

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Rated R for violence, pervasive language and some drug use | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

15 October 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Убийство - дело семейное  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$3,088 (USA) (15 October 2010)


$9,609 (USA) (29 October 2010)

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Very very very dark...
21 September 2013 | by See all my reviews

This film was billed as a comedy but I found it so darkly comic that I could almost take it as a straight-up drama. All the performances were excellent with both Robert and Robin Hill putting in stellar turns. A cross between a kitchen sink drama and a fly-on-the-wall documentary, I found the filming style made for a compelling watch. Unfortunately there were a couple of niggles. They are supposed to be drug dealers but we see no drug dealing going on. Also, the police were very conspicuous by their absence; not one policeman seen all the way through. You'd have thought the police would definitely be watching someone with their track record. Other than that I found it an interesting and compelling watch. Just a word for the squeamish though, Ben Wheatley does not hold back on the violence. There are a couple of quite graphic scenes in there that might have you wincing.

SteelMonster's verdict: RECOMMENDED

My score: 7.1/10.

You can find an expanded version of this review on my blog: Thoughts of a SteelMonster.

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