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Ill Manors

4.5 (9 votes)
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This unique and explosive crime thriller follows six people over the course of seven days as they fight to make a name for themselves on the unforgiving streets of London. The characters struggle to survive the circles of violence that engulf them: ex-dealer Kirby, who has just been released from prison; thug Ed, who will stop at nothing to find his missing phone; troubled Michelle, who is just looking for her next hit; young Jake, who finds himself drawn to a local gang; Katya, who is desperately trying to escape her foreign surroundings; and Aaron, who is just trying to do the right thing. Directed by award-winning musician Plan ...

  • DirectorBen Drew
  • Runtime: 2 hr 1 min
  • StudioFilmBuff
  • QualityHD

Reviews about Ill Manors

Globe and Mail
Brad Wheeler
Globe and Mail

The ambitious Ill Manors lacks a bit in the charisma and entertainment departments, but makes up for it with a grimy intensity.

Hollywood Reporter
Stephen Dalton
Hollywood Reporter

This is an impressively mature and technically assured work.

Time Out
Cath Clarke
Time Out

There are plenty of flaws here, but instinctively 'Ill Manors' feels important - like some British films of the 1980s ('Meantime', 'Scum') that spoke of a generation out of work and out of hope.

The Dissolve
Nick Schager
The Dissolve

Ill Manors flip-flops between its various threads so swiftly that no in-depth characterizations emerge; rather, the film offers only the same old indistinguishable hoods and hookers.

Flicks.co.nz
Liam Maguren
Flicks.co.nz

It's about as flattering to London as 'City of God' was to Brazil.

Birmingham Post
Graham Young
Birmingham Post

On this form, 28-year-old Ben Drew has the world at his rapper's feet.

Birmingham Post
Alison Jones
Birmingham Post

Low budget director Drew has an eye for cityscapes and a finely-tuned feel for the mostly untrained cast.

Irish Times
Donald Clarke
Irish Times

ll Manors, largely cast with non-professionals, is, for the most part, an astonishingly impressive exercise in hip neo-realism.

Observer (UK)
Philip French
Observer (UK)

Its artistic and social ambitions are never fully achieved.

Movie Talk
Jason Best
Movie Talk

Ben Drew has made a startling debut as a filmmaker, an ambitious, flawed, furiously impassioned state-of-inner-city-Britain drama that will have half its viewers gawping in shock and the rest nodding in recognition.

London Evening Standard
Derek Malcolm
London Evening Standard

If Ill Manors is heightened real life, it is not full of the usual clichés and has a visual and aural flair you have to admire. Clearly there's much promise here; better may follow.

Daily Express (UK)
Allan Hunter
Daily Express (UK)

Ill Manors is not perfect and can only leave you feeling appalled and depressed about the state of the nation but there are still enough powerful moments, strong performances and film flourishes to make it well worth seeing.

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Plan B was spiritually lost after Ill Manors - Sunday World


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Plan B was spiritually lost after Ill Manors
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Speaking to The Guardian newspaper, Plan B - whose real name is Ben Drew - said: "I felt spiritually lost it the end of 'Ill Manors'. "I hadn't seen my family really since 2009. Certain friendships were just completely dissolving. I'd always felt like ...

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LONDON - Not exactly the kind of upbeat commercial for multi-cultural London that tourist chiefs will be pushing ahead of this summer's Olympic celebrations, Ill Manors is a multi-character drama set among the violent drug dealers and teenage gangs who ...

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Rapper Plan B's film debut Ill Manors is so awful he should now contemplate Plan C
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Ben Drew, alias rapper Plan B, somehow got BBC funding for Ill Manors — his writing and directing debut — even though the script is a mess and the dialogue largely consists of the f and c words. Did someone at the Beeb really think this rubbish would ...
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