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Ratings & Reviews

  1. Nick Schwab's rating of the film Scum

    Alienating. The dramatic stakes are detached, the character's nothing more than pawns for a narrative that's nothing more than a series of vignettes without a sense of destination. The plot itself is ordinary, the directing is rather bland. It tries to show harsh prison life, but something about it feels just a little too polite and safe, apparent even in the rape scene that is far from as horrifying as it should be.

  2. Samuel T.'s rating of the film Scum

    If you're into bleak uncompromising introspections of boys in wicked reform schools, I can't recommend enough Darko Bajic's GREY HOME, a twelve episode masterpiece of Yugoslavian television.

  3. Ozu_Teapot's rating of the film Scum

  4. Richmond Hill's rating of the film Scum

    Tauter and tighter than the later cinematic version, this BBC play is a searing scream of a drama that doesn't pull its punches, except into the gut.

  5. Levi Miah's rating of the film Scum

    I started to get legitimately frustrated at the on-screen attitudes of the authority figures and the relentless punishment for all actions, no matter what. Alan Clarke's later work seems to transition away from this skullbashing into theatrical, socio-economic depression, until Elephant, where all the contextless rage from this seems to reappear.

  6. Michael Zyx MH Claes's rating of the film Scum

    Wrong photo, belonging to the theatre version (93 min 1979). This is the TV 75 minutes version (1977) the BBC had not the guts to release. ====