Eden's performance is absolutely beautiful, but Pure rarely rises above a made-for-tv quality. The biggest problem is the horrendous score. Every sentimental scene is punctuated by mawkish guitars; every scene in which Paul frantically runs or cycles is accompanied by a d&b loop, and whenever the cop turns up we're subjected to whispering voices as if the set was plagued by ghosts. Stunning opening scene. 2.5 stars
This is such a heartbreaking movie from the beginning . I really hope no child has to endure this . It's painful to watch but hard to turn off. It really made me hate Keira Knightley's character. A good movie though ...great even.