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Gwen (2019)

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Critic Consensus: Gwen's relentlessly grim outlook may wear on some viewers, but it remains a reasonably gripping, solidly assembled descent into atmospheric period horror.

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Gwen is a young girl desperately trying to hold her home together--struggling with her mother's mysterious illness, her father's absence and a ruthless mining company encroaching on their land. As a growing darkness begins to take grip of her home, the local community grows suspicious and turns on Gwen and her family.

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Richard Elfyn
as Minister Bowen
Gwion Glyn
as Harri Morris
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All Critics (58) | Top Critics (7)

Writer-director William McGregor's debut feature film, "Gwen," has the eerie quiet and grim portent of a supernatural horror story, but it's a genre picture more in form than content.

August 15, 2019 | Full Review…

The film looks and sounds the part of an elegantly haunted gothic horror movie, only to skip past standard chiller expectations to disquiet its audience in more grounded, historically rooted ways.

August 7, 2019 | Full Review…
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It's a bleakly beautiful film, full of angry skies and distant thunder.

July 22, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
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No shortage of striking images. A rewatch may be rewarding.

July 19, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Imagine Thomas Hardy with more jump scares and you've basically got it.

July 18, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

This is not social realism in the style of Ken Loach, but it is a film with a strong sense of outrage.

July 17, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
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