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Powder (15)

Powder (15)


A dark comedy about an emerging band's experiences in the UK music scene.

The critical consensus

This indie drama puts its best foot forward, only to strut face-first through every cliché in the genre.

**(*)(*)(*)Jonathan Crocker, Total Film, 11/08/2011

Some solid scenes but it's never quite sure if it's 24 Hour Party People or Control, and doesn't get close to either.

**(*)(*)(*)Eve Barlow, Empire Online, 22/08/2011

If Boyle had been able to endow Keva with a fraction of the charisma he’s meant to be teeming with, Powder might have been watching. Unfortunately, his sadness – like the film – comes across as remote and uninteresting.

*(*)(*)(*)(*)Sukhdev Sandhu, The Telegraph, 25/08/2011

Kevin Sampson has adapted his own 1999 novel about a fictional Britpop-era band and the result is a mess.

*(*)(*)(*)(*)Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian, 25/08/2011

The most disconcerting aspect about this tale of rival indie rock bands is how seriously it takes itself.

**(*)(*)(*)Geoffrey Macnab, The Independent, 26/08/2011

One of the worst films of the year.

*(*)(*)(*)(*)Daily Record, 26/08/2011

Where and when?

General release. Check local listings for show times.

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