Down Terrace is a 2009 British crime film directed by Ben Wheatley and starring Robert Hill, Robin Hill and Julia Deakin.
Rotten Tomatoes, a review aggregator, reports that 85 ofsurveyed critics gave the film a positive review the average rating is 6.710. Metacritic rated it 68100. Lou Lumenick gave the film three stars out of four, saying about Ben Wheatley that He may finally get Hollywoods attention with this profanely funny comedy he shot in just eight days. Stephen Holden of The New York Times called it a grimly amusing and persuasively acted film that has too many narrative gaps for its pieces to cohere satisfactorily. Anthony Quinn of The Independent rated it 45 stars and called it a genuinely different gangster film that shows great promise for Wheatley. Robert Bell of Exclaim called it an anomalous and consistently hilarious, if flawed, comedy of idiosyncrasy and misanthropy. David Parkinson of Empire rated itstars and called it a bleakly hilarious reclamation of the British crime genre from peddlers of mockney muppetry. Philip French of The Guardian called it a highly entertaining, lowbudget black comedy. Michael Rechtshaffen of The Hollywood Reporter wrote, Theres a deadpan streak of larceny coursing through the corroded pipes of Down Terrace, a darkly comedic approach to the British workingclass social realism inhabited by Ken Loach and Mike Leigh. Ronnie Sheib of Variety wrote, Cleverly channeling gangster tropes through a British kitchensink soap opera, TV scribehelmer Ben Wheatley has concocted a nifty black comedy, with a little help from his friends, in Down Terrace. Kevin Thomas of the Los Angeles Times called it a distinctive and idiosyncratic film that is long on talk but generates its own internal rhythms and pace that makes it feel bracing and vibrantly alive. Lisa Schwarzbaum of Entertainment Weekly rated the film A and called it a dark and hilarious thwomping of the whole miserablist British gangster genre. Jason Anderson of the Toronto Star called it an enjoyably nasty piece of business that is both horrific an