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This Is England (2006)This Is England (2006)

This Is England (2006)

Crime, Drama

7.8

movie

UK, United Kingdom

English

Emotional, Original, Sunday

2006

Shane Meadows

Andrew Ellis, Andrew Shim, Chanel Cresswell

101 min

Synopsis

A story about a troubled boy growing up in England, set in 1983. He comes across a few skinheads on his way home from school, after a fight. They become his new best friends, even like family. Based on experiences of director Shane Meadows.

Our Take

7.8
Christina Hale

Shaun (Thomas Turgoose) is a 12-year-old kid fueled by rage because of his father’s death. Over the course of the summer in good ole’ Northern England, he befriends a group of local skinheads and instantly feels at home – with the mischief-making still partially at bay then. This was prior to meeting Combo, the most ill-bred of the gang, and being led down a path of greater danger.
Dubbed as director Shane Meadows’s best work, it’s easy to pick this one off a list and give it all the praise, depicting England perfectly in a coming-of-age approach you otherwise would’ve paid no mind to.

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