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Electricity (15)

A journey seen through the eyes of a young woman with epilepsy that brings extraordinary hallucinations as she searches for her long lost brother.

The critical consensus

Deyn does far more than strike a pose in a Brit-flick well worth bothering with. Tender, tough and truthful, it’ll pack a sharp, sure shock to anyone expecting her to stumble..

****(*)Kevin Harley, Total Film, 30/11/2014

Some of the characters in Electricity feel a bit stock – the streetwise homeless kid, the yuppie lesbian who seems to have a crush on Lily, her two terse brothers – but Deyn shows real spark and is quite fearless in depicting the stark, brutal physicality of epilepsy.

***(*)(*)Siobhan Synnot, The Scotsman, 07/12/2014

Slick but a little superficial in its treatment of its character's challenges. But the actress does good work carrying the dramatic fireworks.

**(*)(*)(*)Patrick Peters, Empire Online, 08/12/2014

It's a universally resonant idea that, in the hands of these expert filmmakers, becomes something unique and wonderful.

****(*)Nikki Baughan, The List, 08/12/2014

The supporting cast aren’t quite as impressive, and the story itself isn’t especially remarkable, but on the whole this is a solid piece of British filmmaking.

***(*)(*)Stephen Carty, Flix Capacitor, 09/12/2014

A successful marriage of source material, artistic intent and Agyness Deyn.

***(*)(*)Sophie Monks Kaufman, Little White Lies, 11/12/2014

A little hyperbolic and rough around the edges, Electricity remains a thought-provoking film, awakening the senses in a synesthetic attack.

***(*)(*)Madeleine Dunnigan, TVBomb, 11/12/2014

There are some striking visual moments; Deyn clearly cares about the role and has worked hard on it, but the drama is unconvincingly conceived, and the whole film does not ring true.

**(*)(*)(*)Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian, 11/12/2014

Low-key drama lit up by Deyn’s charged turn.

***(*)(*)Geoffrey MacNab, The Independent, 12/12/2014

While the narrative may suffer from a few too-cute contrivances, the overall air is heady and engulfing, with Deyn cutting a defiant figure – strong, resilient, irrepressible.

****(*)Mark Kermode, The Observer, 14/12/2014

Where and when?

General release. Check local listings for show times.

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