A Room for Romeo Brass (2000) - Rotten Tomatoes

A Room for Romeo Brass (2000)



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Romeo and Gavin are best friends who live pretty average 12 year-old lives -- until Morrell moves into their Midlands estate neighborhood. When the eccentric Morrell develops a romantic obsession with Romeo's older sister, his friendship with the boys takes on a rather sinister edge.

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Andrew Shim
as Romeo Brass
Ben Marshall
as Gavin "Knocks" Woolley
Frank Harper
as Joe Brass
Julia Ford
as Sandra Woolley
James Higgins
as Bill Wooley
Vicky McClure
as Ladine Brass
Ladene Hall
as Carol Brass
Bob Hoskins
as Home Tutor
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Critic Reviews for A Room for Romeo Brass

All Critics (25) | Top Critics (8)

This smashing movie is fresh, true and poignant as a song.

June 24, 2006 | Full Review…

[A Room for Romeo Brass] effortless in the way it insinuates itself into these families, touching in the way it shows how fiercely Romeo and Knocks are, despite everything, their own little men.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Add a breezy indie soundtrack, an offputting bewigged cameo by Meadows in the chippy, and a sense of time and place to rival Gregory's Girl (1980), and you've got a proper treat for lovers of real life.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Hard to believe a film can be both touching, dark, and disturbing all at the same time...

April 29, 2009 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

Keeps things real, up to a certain point.

September 1, 2008 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

Charms and entertains with its lovable characters and occasional bursts of unforeseen suspense.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for A Room for Romeo Brass

From the director of the superb 'This is England'. This is a typical British film that demonstrates what made TiE so good in the first place. The cast features a very young Milky and Lol (cast names in This is England) in completely different roles but still great to watch. if you have never heard of Shayne Meadows as a filmmaker then this would be a great place to start. Not only is this well directed but it has a great cast and even has a part for Bob Hoskins! Well recommended!

Ian Walker
Ian Walker

Super Reviewer

Simply amazing. Funny, dark, innocent, violent, bizarre, sweet, surprising, shocking. Indescribable. A tour de force performance debut from Paddy Considine is the highlight of the film. Simply stunning.

Sarah Burton
Sarah Burton

Super Reviewer


Romeo Brass is a schoolboy whose friendships and family are turned upsode down by the arrival of a socially inadequate misfit played by Paddy Considine who insinuates himself into his life. Another gritty real life drama from Shane Meadows typically blends domestic drama, comedy and urban violence in this in turns humorous and disturbing tale of suburban Britain. All the performances are very good and completely believable, filmed in Meadows' usual naturalistic style, and once again Paddy Considine steals the show as the unhinged Morrell who is harmless and hilarious at the outset but terrifying and creepy when he shows his true colours. My one criticism would be that the situation is resolved a little too conveniently, and as a result I was left wanting more, but a damning criticism that certainly is not. Not quite up to the standard of Dead Man's Shoes or This Is England, but a fine film nonetheless.

xGary Xx
xGary Xx

Super Reviewer

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