Down TerraceBill and his son, Karl, work together in the oldest of family businesses, organized crime. After spending a few days in jail, they return home and realize they may have a rat in their midst. The duo then looks to unmask the police informant who threatens to take down their business.
Actors of "Down Terrace"
Directors of "Down Terrace"Ben WheatleyBirthdate: 1972, Billericay, Essex, England, UK
Creators of "Down Terrace"Ben WheatleyBirthdate: 1972, Billericay, Essex, England, UKRobin Hill
Critic Reviews of "Down Terrace"Globe and MailNovember 12, 2010
The British do kitchen-sink realism extremely well; they also have a nice way with black comedy. It's rare, however, to see the two as wickedly combined as they are in Down Terrace.Toronto StarNovember 11, 2010
A low-budget effort by British director Ben Wheatley, Down Terrace is an enjoyably nasty piece of business about a down-market sort of underworld clan.Entertainment WeeklyOctober 27, 2010
A dark and hilarious thwomping of the whole miserablist British gangster genre.Salon.comOctober 22, 2010
Its litany of outrageous abuses and horrible crimes, as it careens from delicately phrased dinner-table insults to old ladies murdered in the street, is often gaspingly, ridiculously funny.New York TimesOctober 15, 2010
A grimly amusing portrait of a closed system in which the pressure is building to an explosion.New York PostOctober 15, 2010
Down Terrace is the auspicious feature debut of Ben Wheatley, who's spent a decade directing sitcoms, Web-isodes and commercials while fruitlessly pitching scripts to Hollywood.Film Comment MagazineJune 17, 2013
[Julia Deakin's] Ma Barker role (and performance) is essential to the film's grotesque yet enthralling familial fatalism.Laramie Movie ScopeDecember 15, 2010
This is the sort of thing you'd expect if the Coen Brothers were British and they decided to do their own version of a "Sopranos" movie set in Brighton, England.Ozus' World Movie ReviewsNovember 29, 2010
Has some poignant moments but gets lost along the way in the macabre.Boxoffice MagazineOctober 29, 2010
The junior Hill's script, written with director Wheatley, very deliberately considers the abilities of each of its elements, from the inanimate to the human, and uses each to their best effect.OregonianOctober 28, 2010
Chances are you've never seen a crime family like the one in Ben Wheatley's unusual, ferociously witty dark comedy Down Terrace.BrianOrndorf.comOctober 22, 2010
Doesn't provide much of an electric charge until very late in the game, making the first two acts of the picture an incredible test of endurance for anyone not utterly devoted to the throttled fury of British kitchen sink dramas.
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