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This British drama follows a day in the lives of four poor youths living in an impoverished neighborhood in West London, where the pressure and desperation of poverty propels each of them towards the choice between a life of bleakness, violence, and crime, and the terrifying prospect of striving for a better life. ~ Cammila Collar, Rovi


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Critic Reviews for Kidulthood

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  • For all the filth and fury, Kidulthood is ultimately a moral film - perhaps a bit too moral, if the children's film workshop ending is anything to go by.

    Sep 26, 2017 | Full Review…
  • Despite being rather graphic and unflinching in its subject matter, there is a genuine humanity toward its characters.

    Jan 17, 2009 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • The fact is, while Kidulthood tries to be raw and gritty, it's really just a mish-mash of events that's missing characters that you genuinely care for or even begin to understand.

    Dec 8, 2008 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Kidulthood

  • Jun 19, 2011
    Nice British backstreet film, Very gripping and entertaining and quite a shocking ending but very well filmed and some nice acting performances too.
    Jamie C Super Reviewer
  • Jun 22, 2010
    This is terrible. Why 4 stars, I can only think all the cast and their friends have voted or those who are fans of the music of The Streets? The acting from almost everyone is a shocker and I was just waiting for Vicky Pollard to turn up and say "yeah but, no but". The only exceptions are Noel Clarke who is usually good at playing a bully and the dude who plays Trifes Uncle (complete nutter). Id like to see Clarke play more different roles though like the one he played in Doctor Who. My main reason for disliking this is that the film is not positive in any way I couldnt warm to any of the characters and I found myself wishing that theyd all get shot at the end. This includes most of the kids parents in the film as very few of them were shown in a positive light the worst of which was "cool mum" who urged her daughter to wear a condom whilst she was being physically abused in her bedroom by her boyfriend. The film tries to be gritty and at times succeeds but is totally trounced in this area by films such as Fish Tank & Harry Brown.
    Justin F Super Reviewer
  • Jun 04, 2010
    This is an absolutely fantastic film. I loved every minute of it. It is typically British and shows a side that not many people know of. It is hard hitting, brutal, gritty and features a great soundtrack. It had me engrossed from start to finish. If you can find this I wholly recommend it.
    Ian W Super Reviewer
  • Apr 06, 2009
    I Really enjoyed this movie!! suprising really because i dont normally like movies like this i guess you can compare it to this is england an other london movies based on poorer and gangster children who turn to crime. But this movie is brilliant and enlightening, i like the story and the acting and the portrayal of london children and being poor efects you. Apart from the anoying chav language of 'yh blood' 'your goin to mash um up' and all of that i fiind annoying but looking past the dialog it really is a fantastic movie!!
    Film C Super Reviewer

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