MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 270 this week

Neds (2010)

 -  Drama  -  20 April 2011 (USA)
7.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.0/10 from 5,927 users  
Reviews: 37 user | 78 critic

Encompassed by violent street gangs, neglectful parents, bullying teachers and a dearth of positive role models, a studious but emotionally abandoned kid turns thug.

Director:

Writer:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $3.99 on Amazon Instant Video

Editors' Spotlight

Fall TV Premiere Week

Many of your favorite shows are coming back, along with plenty of series premieres. Here's a list of the shows premiering between Sunday, September 21 and Friday, September 26.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 39 titles
created 27 Oct 2011
 
list image
a list of 25 titles
created 11 Jun 2012
 
a list of 46 titles
created 24 Jun 2012
 
a list of 38 titles
created 13 Aug 2012
 
a list of 30 titles
created 9 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Neds" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Neds (2010)

Neds (2010) on IMDb 7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Neds.
6 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Three young Irish women struggle to maintain their spirits while they endure dehumanizing abuse as inmates of a Magdalene Sisters Asylum.

Director: Peter Mullan
Stars: Eileen Walsh, Dorothy Duffy, Nora-Jane Noone
Tyrannosaur (2011)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Joseph, a man plagued by violence and a rage that is driving him to self-destruction, earns a chance of redemption that appears in the form of Hannah, a Christian charity shop worker.

Director: Paddy Considine
Stars: Peter Mullan, Archie Lal, Jag Sanghera
Drama | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

While experiencing signs of schizophrenia, Charlie meets the woman of his dreams.

Director: Nathan Sutton
Stars: Nathan Sutton, Elisha Skorman, Michael Mosley
True North II (2006)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The crew of a bankrupt Scottish trawler turn to smuggling illegal immigrants over the stormy waters of the North Sea.

Director: Steve Hudson
Stars: Peter Mullan, Martin Compston, Gary Lewis
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Two thirtysomethings, unemployed former alcoholic Joe and community health worker Sarah, start a romantic relationship in the one of the toughest Glasgow neighbourhoods.

Director: Ken Loach
Stars: Peter Mullan, Louise Goodall, Gary Lewis
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

This film is an adaptation of the Raymond Carver short story, 'Neighbors'. Ernest and Sheila are a staid pair who have settled into a monotonous life. When their neighbors leave them with ... See full summary »

Director: David McKay
Stars: Vicki Masson, Peter Mullan
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Mean, gritty, dirty and low and that's just the Policeman Gary Keltie (Ken Stott) out for retribution for the horrendous crimes against the helpless people of Edinburgh during the nineteen ... See full summary »

Director: Anthony Neilson
Stars: Billy Connolly, Ken Stott, Francesca Annis
Sweet Sixteen I (2002)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Determined to have a normal family life once his mother gets out of prison, a Scottish teenager from a tough background sets out to raise the money for a home.

Director: Ken Loach
Stars: Martin Compston, Michelle Coulter, Annmarie Fulton
Insane (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Chusy Haney-Jardine
Stars: Chusy Haney-Jardine, Marianna Palka, Stefanie Kleine
Restive (2011)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

RESTIVE - An intensely bizarre tale of a mother who inhabits her husbands suffocating behavior before falling into her own flawed maternal instincts... See full synopsis »

Director: Jeremiah Jones
Stars: Christopher Denham, Connor Hill, Michael Mosley
Fridge (1995)
Short | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

In a poor neighborhood in Ireland some youngsters are buggering a burn injured tramp, and locks a kid up in an abandoned freezer.

Director: Peter Mullan
Stars: Gary Lewis, Vicki Masson, Laurie Ventry
The Wee Man (2013)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

The true-life story of Paul Ferris.

Director: Ray Burdis
Stars: Bhrina Bache, Patrick Bergin, Hannah Blamires
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Conor McCarron ...
John McGill
Greg Forrest ...
Young John (as Gregg Forrest)
Joe Szula ...
Benny McGill
Mhairi Anderson ...
Elizabeth
Gary Milligan ...
Canta
John Joe Hay ...
Fergie
Christopher Wallace ...
Wee T
Richard Mack ...
Gerr
Paul Smith ...
Key Man
Khai Nugent ...
Tam
Ryan Walker ...
Sparra
Lee Fanning ...
Minty
Ross Greig ...
Fifey
Greg McCreadie ...
Tora
Scott Ingram ...
Casper
Edit

Storyline

Encompassed by violent street gangs, neglectful parents, bullying teachers and a dearth of positive role models, a studious but emotionally abandoned kid turns thug.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Some people need to be taught a lesson.

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

| |

Language:

| |

Release Date:

20 April 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Chuligani  »

Box Office

Budget:

£4 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£283,210 (UK) (21 January 2011)

Gross:

£632,204 (UK) (28 January 2011)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The film uses "Non-Educated DelinquentS" as a "backronym" for "neds" as it is commonly used in modern day Scotland since the 90s. The English equivalent is chav. Many people including police officials and politicians (including famously Rosie Kane MSP) have discussed the term ned using this definition. As the term ned has been used far longer and dates back to the 19th century according to the OED it is not proven that this is the true origin of the term. See more »

Goofs

The film starts in 1972. The film ends in 1974. The film starts in 1972 whilst John is leaving primary education. The disco in question happens when John is in third year at secondary school. This is autumn of 1974. So playing a song from January of 1974 is absolutely no problem. See more »

Quotes

Mr. McLeod: Take your seats. And stop your crying. Why is it that whenever a boy is sent to this class he seems to think he's in the beginning of a never-ending downward spiral to failure? Now, I'm starting to take this personally! I am just as bloody good as any other teacher in this or any other bloody school!
See more »

Connections

References Daktari (1966) See more »

Soundtracks

Nobody Loves Me
Traditional
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
when lions lay down
16 July 2011 | by (Japan) – See all my reviews

Growing up in inner city Glasgow in the Seventies, gangs are ubiquitous. The stories of stabbings and kickings have an awful, magnetic allure. Jimmy Boyle, mythologised by his lack of presence due to incarceration, like an Anti-Mandela figure, is the archetypal hardman in a town still nicknamed No Mean City. Glasgow's Miles Better has yet to be thought of. And school is not where you learn, it is where you survive.

Like Lynne Ramsey's Ratcatcher, Neds resonates with Glaswegians born in the Sixties who grew up in this mayhem, and now look at it with the benefit of age and distance and wonder how we ever took it for normality.

John is the academically gifted younger brother of a locally respected/ feared ned. His father is mostly missing or drunk, his mother struggles to cope. Like many Scots, the family role model is the one who has exiled herself. Joe's big brother Benny (a charismatic Joe Szula) provides a buffer between him and the worst of the violence - but also gives him a free pass towards initiation. Mean, visceral humiliation from local bully Kanta propels John away from study and towards Benny's sphere of influence. After many trials and betrayals, John survives that, till another humiliation at the point of a crossbow pushes him again to the brink.

Cinematically, Mullen is playful and challenging here. The director says Kubrick and Peckinpah were evoked in keeping with the time; the duct taping of knives to hands is pure Peckinpah, and the juxtaposition of foot-tapping music with jaw-breaking violence recalls Kubrick. The ending is big canvas cinema, but it worked for me. There is also a lovely rhythm here, the gangs running toward and away from each other more often than not. That's how I remember it in Maryhill - big boys always running after or away from other big boys.

Drunk Dads (Mullen in an acting career best), Bolan, six of the belt, winchin' up the graveyard, change on the buses, Provvie cheques - I loved it. But then I grew up with it. Outside Glasgow, and a certain generation, this might be more difficult to access. It will do better in Europe and Asia where the subtitles will help, and the essential coming-of-age story will rise to the fore more.


9 of 10 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Disappointed diesel-magoo
N.E.DS bluelionman
Jon's dad tierneyred
My Take on the Timeline richie_patrese
Toronto! kraftyg-1
Bad Haircuts derekmac
Discuss Neds (2010) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?