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Borrowed Time

  • Comedy
  • Drama
  • 2012
  • Jules Bishop
  • 87 mins
  • 15

Summary

Comedy drama starring Philip Davis and Theo Barklem-Biggs. A tearaway youth and a grouchy pensioner strike up an unlikely partnership after the former carries out a burglary to try and pay off his debts to a local crime boss.

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

The ever-dependable Phil Davis - perhaps best known for his TV work, including Being Human and Whitechapel - brings a touch of class to this quirky, middling British comedy. He plays Philip, a curmudgeonly, Steptoe-style pensioner, who strikes up an unlikely but uplifting relationship with gormless youth Kevin (Theo Barklem-Biggs) when the latter tries to burgle his home to settle a debt with local crime kingpin "Ninja Nigel" (Warren Brown). Together, the old man and the young offender turn the tables on the tyrant and begin to find a new sense of purpose in both their lives. Barklem-Biggs is impressive, with a little of the Nicholas Lyndhurst about him, but first-time writer/director Jules Bishop rather overdoes things; Kevin's gormlessness, Philip's crustiness and Ninja Nigel's kung-foolery are all cartoonishly overplayed. However, Borrowed Time does have its heart in the right place and you'll happily invest in the likeable lead characters.

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Credits

Cast

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PhilipPhilip Davis
KevinTheo Barklem-Biggs
TedPerry Benson
BeckyJuliet Oldfield
NigelWarren Brown
LeonHammed Animashaun
GrantTed Cozzolino
DanAndrew Ellis
BenJumayn Hunter

Crew

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DirectorJules Bishop

Details

Theatrical distributor
Parkville Pictures
Released on
2013-09-13
Guidance
Swearing.
Available on
DVD
Formats
Colour
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