Sugarhouse

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Actor-turned-director Gary Love makes his feature debut with this screen adaptation of co-screenwriter Dominic Leyton's acclaimed stage production Collision. Tom (Steven Mackintosh) is a middle class city boy who is currently scouring the back streets of London in search of an elusive and unnamed object. When Tom comes into contact with desperate young crack addict D (Ashley Walters), it looks as if he may have finally found what he's been looking for. Now, with time running out for Tom and D and psychotic local crime-lord Hoodwink (Andy Serkis) quickly closing in, the pair enter into a deadly game of cat and mouse that finds their mysterious goals gradually coming into focus as their hope to see another day glows ever more dim. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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  • Three good actors get hijacked by a talky, pointless script.

    Aug 28, 2007 | Full Review…

    Derek Elley

    Variety
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  • The film, in the end, looks very much like an adaptation of one of those preachy plays that tries too hard to tell it like it is among the underclass.

    Aug 24, 2007 | Rating: 2/5
  • Mackintosh's character is a bit sketchy, and his occasional, dramatic interventions were not really believable.

    Aug 24, 2007 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • Although the writing's exploration of common humanity across the social divide offers occasional worthwhile moral provocation, its evident theatricality also works against any sense of urban authenticity.

    Aug 24, 2007 | Rating: 2/6 | Full Review…
  • A grimy, rage-filled film. Shame about the middle bit.

    Aug 24, 2007 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • In the bristling and brutal crime thriller Sugarhouse, Andy Serkis delivers a performance that makes his turn as King Kong look like Johnny Vegas's knitted monkey sidekick.

    Aug 21, 2007 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Sugarhouse

  • Oct 07, 2009
    This screen adaptation of co-screenwriter Dominic Leyton's stage production Collision was a wonderful choice for Gary Love who makes his feature debut with Tarantino feel Sugarhouse. It's time to switch from British historical fakes to a real time movies... and to enjoy!
    Panta O Super Reviewer
  • Jan 30, 2008
    british crime flick, seen many times before but stick with it, theres some good moments to be had, 2 guys who are totally oposit and from diferent worlds need to stick together after a dealing between them goes wrong and local gangs are on there back, gritty london setting adds to story, with some nice story developments along the way, gollum him self andy serkis, does a nice job as a local nutjob on there trail
    scott g Super Reviewer
  • Dec 01, 2007
    urban gollum has stopped chasing hobbits and begins a quiet life of going around beating people up and handling a machete quite well for his precious gun! he lost the ring. lots of drama and violence with adaquate realism. the acting was strong from serkis, walters and mackintosh! small budget, good simple story! no frills, but definietly thrills! interesting debut from gary love. GREAT scene in the lift when serkis is going mental, slicing anywhere, everywhere and the lift doors open to reveal grandma looking rather startled! haha...
    Sanity Assassin ! Super Reviewer
  • Sep 07, 2007
    Slow paced, but superbly acted, starring some of Britain?s most underrated Actors. The acting was so good, that parts had no dialogue at all and yet the storyline continued along its way. A gritty and realistic approach, which really added to the scenes of violence etc. An insightful look into a world few people will ever experience and some wish they didn?t.
    Lady D Super Reviewer

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