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Better Things Reviews

July 6, 2018
An inventive, unclichéd example of British realism which shines a light into rarely explored social territory and the unexamined lives of its characters.
January 23, 2009
It's a miserable film, really, but it might just get you thinking - and make you grateful for what you've got.
| Original Score: 3/5
January 23, 2009
The ironies are always cruel and never comic in British writer-director Duane Hopkins's striking debut, an austere, though empathetic, insightful and technically crisp slice of social realism.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/6
January 23, 2009
The young director fails to inject us under the skin of his plotless drama of overdoses and funerals, but he clearly has talent to burn.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 23, 2009
This is a dark and painful film, but one with a fervent belief in the possibility of love.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 23, 2009
The film has a powerful, impressionistic style. Scenes are shot in suffocating, distorting close-up or at an equally stifling distance, revealing the sublime, indifferent landscape.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
January 23, 2009
Hopkins has a singularity of style worth watching and the courage not to flinch in putting it on screen.
January 23, 2009
Duane Hopkins has a patient eye, and catches moments of austere beauty as it scans the bleak surroundings, but his mostly young cast is left hanging by chilly direction and an inadequate script.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5