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MR WONDERFUL

'What Mr Wonderful lacks is an ironic bite; without that it remains pleasant rather than memorable, even if the performances are always watchable.' Derek Malcolm, Guardian

'After Minghella's Truly Madly Deeply, this film is truly, maddeningly shallow.' Nigel Andrews, Financial Times

THE CEMENT GARDEN

'If this film is anything to go by, Ian McEwan is not the sort of man you'd want telling bedtime stories to your children.' Emma Norman, Daily Mirror

'The abiding strength of The Cement Garden lies in the literary source. The images can only limp alongside, panting.' Geoff Brown, The Times

'The film seethes with decay . . . yet it never overflows into melodramatic guignol.' Matt Snow, Q Magazine

DRAGON - THE BRUCE LEE STORY

'If the essence of a biopic is to capture not the details but the magic of an icon's life, then Dragon is a success.' Mark Kermode, Q Magazine

MANUFACTURING

CONSENT

'The film is as much of an admiring tract as Dragon, and the brainpower of its protagonist is as thoroughly documented as the musclework of Bruce Lee.' Derek Malcolm, Guardian

'Don't be an ostrich, this film shouts: life matters too much.' Geoff Brown, Times

ONCE UPON A FOREST

'The only response to Once Upon a Forest, for both children and adults, is one long yawn.' Geoff Brown, Times

'The script is humorous, the Hanna-Barbera characters charming and the message strong. A treat for the children.' Emma Norman, Daily Mirror

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