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Sugarhouse (2007)

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Actor-turned-director Gary Love makes his feature debut with this screen adaptation of co-screenwriter Dominic Leyton's acclaimed stage production Collision. Tom (Steven Mackintosh) is a middle class city boy who is currently scouring the back streets of London in search of an elusive and unnamed object. When Tom comes into contact with desperate young crack addict D (Ashley Walters), it looks as if he may have finally found what he's been looking for. Now, with time running out for Tom and D and psychotic local crime-lord Hoodwink (Andy Serkis) quickly closing in, the pair enter into a deadly game of cat and mouse that finds their mysterious goals gradually coming into focus as their hope to see another day glows ever more dim. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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Critic Reviews for Sugarhouse

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (9)

Three good actors get hijacked by a talky, pointless script.

August 28, 2007 | Full Review…
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The film, in the end, looks very much like an adaptation of one of those preachy plays that tries too hard to tell it like it is among the underclass.

August 24, 2007 | Rating: 2/5

In Gary Love's determinedly gritty Brit-crim movie, three good actors chase around a script that keeps promising more than it delivers.

August 24, 2007 | Full Review…

What justified filming Dominic Leyton's play Collision is hard to see, but the decisions taken in opening it out are what truly wreck Gary Love's misbegotten attempt to do so.

August 24, 2007 | Full Review…

Dominic Leyton's script from his play starts as a flicker of fancy words and ends as a verbose fireball consuming all reality.

August 24, 2007 | Full Review…

Mackintosh's character is a bit sketchy, and his occasional, dramatic interventions were not really believable.

August 24, 2007 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Sugarhouse

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This screen adaptation of co-screenwriter Dominic Leyton's stage production Collision was a wonderful choice for Gary Love who makes his feature debut with Tarantino feel Sugarhouse. It's time to switch from British historical fakes to a real time movies... and to enjoy!

Panta Oz
Panta Oz

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Slow paced, but superbly acted, starring some of Britain?s most underrated Actors. The acting was so good, that parts had no dialogue at all and yet the storyline continued along its way. A gritty and realistic approach, which really added to the scenes of violence etc. An insightful look into a world few people will ever experience and some wish they didn?t.

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Lady D'arbanville

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