The weakest I've seen of Meadows' films: slightly contrived story line that came away from the realism I've come to like from him, none of the warmth of any of his other films, and the characters were quite on dimensional. The film departed from his usual style, and I'm guessing he was just trying to please masses with this film rather than seeing through an artistic vision. What a Shame.
Once Upon A Time In The Midlands klingt vertraut mit dem Sound einer klagenden Mundharmonika und weit entfernter Flöten. Shane Meadows Film beschwört die Atmosphäre eines Italo Westerns herauf... mehr auf cinegeek.de http://cinegeek.de/once-upon-time-midlands-rating-82-omeu-dvd8158