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Honour (15)


A story centered on a young woman is targeted by her family for an "honour killing" and the bounty hunter who takes the job.

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The critical consensus

An interesting premise but stodgy, suspense-free execution.

**(*)(*)(*)Simon Crook, Empire Online, 31/03/2014

A serious subject receives a simplistic treatment in an ill-conceived thriller in which the emotive (and timely) issue of honour killings becomes just another plot device.

**(*)(*)(*)Neil Smith, Total Film, 31/03/2014

Hardly a serious exposé of honour killings, but worth the ride.

***(*)(*)Chris Blohm, Little White Lies, 03/04/2014

The striking Aiysha Hart holds up her end well as the bounty hunter's terrified target, and writer-director Shan Khan's script at least tries out tricky manoeuvres with its chopped-up chronology, but it's hard to work out for whom this semi-interesting hot mess was intended.

***(*)(*)Leslie Felperin, The Guardian, 03/04/2014

The performances are strong, particularly from Harvey Virdi who breathes creepy life into the role of murderous mother, and cinematographer David Higgs makes good use of the shadows and light in the urban locations, but the film itself never quite comes into focus.

**(*)(*)(*)Mark Kermode, The Observer, 05/04/2014

Descends eventually into a disappointing exercise in genre filmmaking, replete with rooftop shoot-outs, clunky dialogue and a specious twist that undermines its central message by suggesting a woman’s life is only really worth something if she’s with child.

**(*)(*)(*)Alistair Harkness, The Scotsman, 26/04/2014

Where and when?

Glasgow Film Theatre, Glasgow from Monday April 28, 2014, until Thursday May 1, 2014. More info:

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