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Honeytrap (2016)




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HONEYTRAP is the harrowing rite-of-passage drama inspired by a real-life crime of love, betrayal and murder in 2009. Featuring an international cast, the movie stars Jessica Sula (Skins, ABC Family's Recovery Road) Lucien Laviscount (Fox's Scream Queens), Naomi Ryan (GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY) and Ntonga Mwanza (LEAVE TO REMAIN). Girlhood and gang culture collide in HONEYTRAP as 15-year old Layla (Sula) contends with bullying at a new school by transforming herself inside and out. The teen's compulsive journey for love and acceptance soon becomes fatal in this cautionary tale based on headline news adapted by writer/director Rebecca Johnson.

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All Critics (9) | Top Critics (3)

A sensitive, solidly made portrait of neglect and terminal social decay.

May 7, 2015 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Johnson paints a picture of abuse, machismo and paranoia, mixing true-crime, urban-realist melodrama with a photolove nightmare.

May 7, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Despite a strong central performance this is undermined somewhat by melodramatic plotting and gauche characterisation.

May 4, 2015 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Honeytrap is a finely crafted picture that may be one of the most recently vital films extolling the virtues and dangers of modern British black girlhood.

April 4, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Writer-director Rebecca Johnson gives a fresh, female perspective on urban gang crime with this debut feature and gets a beguiling lead performance from Skins' actress Sula.

September 10, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Honeytrap is the outstanding debut feature from director Rebecca Johnson. A coming of age tale with a brutal edge that simply must be seen.

May 14, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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A captivating lead performance and an all too real situation elevate a somewhat underwritten script, but the director and actors are ones to watch.

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