London Town

London Town

Derrick Borte (2016)

88min
12 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
This musically charged 1970s tale follows a teenager as he finds love, direction and passion through his discovery of rock revolutionaries the Clash. Daniel Huttlestone's performance makes it easy to invest in the young protagonist, but the journey he goes on is a familiar one, plodding through the normal tropes of coming-of-age movies with the occasional slogan about what made punk so great. When riot scenes come across as less urgent than getting the girl, you know the message has been lost. Jonathan Rhys Meyers gives a good impression as Joe Strummer, but he lacks the charisma that made the frontman such a legend. With none of the urgency or edge that embodied the Clash itself, London Town has its moments of charm but is unforgivably mainstream for a film about punk icons.

Summary

A 14-year-old boy living in 1970s London has his life changed forever when his is introduced to The Clash by his estranged mother. Drama, starring Tom Hughes, Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Dougray Scott.

Cast & Crew

Shay Baker Daniel Huttlestone
Joe Strummer Jonathan Rhys Meyers
Nick Baker Dougray Scott
Sandrine Natascha McElhone
Vivian Daniels Nell Williams
Johnny Tom Hughes
Director Derrick Borte
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourGuidance: Violence, swearing, drug abuse
Drama