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Karl Golden’s nostalgic clubbing snapshot won't give you much of a high...

Weekender review

Talk about repetitive beats.

Stressing early-’90s nostalgia and yoof-speak over fresh narrative swerves, Karl Golden’s rave romp commits errors common to films about clubbing.

It’s all “Mental carnage!” as Manc lads Matt (Henry Lloyd-Hughes) and Dylan (Jack O’Connell) discover they can make moolah and get mashed promoting raves; then things go a bit Pete Tong when thugs muscle in on their earner.

The leads gurn gamely, Ben Batt’s villain oozes menace and Golden directs energetically, but the climactic twists are as convincing as pills made of washing powder.

Film Details

  • 15
  • UK Theatrical Release Date: September 2nd 2011
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