Mischief Night (15) <!-- none onestar twostar threestar fourstar fivestar -->

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Racial tensions in Leeds are briefly put on hold during Penny Woolcock's lively but inept comedy of Northern manners. Where Woolcock sees the tradition of "Mischief Night" as a kind of bacchanalian free-for-all, what ends up on screen resembles a gruesome apologia for Asbo culture. Kelli Hollis and Ramon Tikaram are likeable as former schoolmates who rediscover friendship in hostile circumstances, but the storyline is mostly incredible.