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Cherrybomb Reviews

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May 13, 2020
It's cheering to see a Northern Irish story moving beyond the Troubles, but the merely adequate theatrics on display aren't noteworthy in themselves. Grint looks set for better things.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
May 13, 2020
Unfortunately, the longer the picture goes on, the more it becomes clear that we are missing any kind of serviceable plot.
May 13, 2020
Any underlying moral the film attempts to put across gets blurred by a lifeless and hackneyed script.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 28, 2019
Despite his efforts, and the film's attempts to shock, it's pretty pedestrian stuff, and won't hold much interest for anyone on the wrong side of 20.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
July 14, 2011
A trio of captivating performances from the young leads and a mesmerising soundtrack cannot drag Cherrybomb out of the creative mire.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
May 13, 2020
A few flashy visual tricks aside, putting 'bomb' in their title is the only truly risqué thing about Lisa Barros D'Sa and Glenn Leyburn's rookie outing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
May 13, 2020
It's a pity this reasonably polished slice of Skins-style youthsploitation makes such a fake and undangerous lurch into pills-and-vandalism melodrama.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
July 10, 2018
t's the cast, though, who make this film special. Sheehan gives an utterly mesmerising performance as the troubled Luke, almost bursting out of his skin with frustration and mischief.
August 21, 2010
Though we've seen boys jumping through hoops for girls before, Cherrybomb's got a sting in its tail you won't forget.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
May 13, 2020
A valiant effort, but a little too yoof by numbers to be taken seriously.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 22, 2010
The rookie helmers and screenwriter Daragh Carville ("Middletown") provide enough window dressing to keep most auds entertained.
May 13, 2020
Strong turns from Grint and Sheehan, and a punchy storyline elevate this from TV drama to something powerfully cinematic.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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