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37 Ratings


Directed by Eran Creevy
United Kingdom, 2008


Shifty, a young crack cocaine dealer in London, sees his life quickly spiral out of control when his best friend returns home.

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Shifty Directed by Eran Creevy

Awards & Festivals

BAFTA Awards

2010 | Nominee: Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer

Stockholm International Film Festival

2009 | Winner: Best Screenplay

British Independent Film Awards

2008 | 5 nominations including: Best Actor

What are people saying?

  • Andre Rehal's rating of the film Shifty

    I didin't mind this film but the story was very typical of the genre. I guess what made it different was the fact that Riz Ahmed was the lead and a film like this would be typically anchored by a white actor. The film was well acted and hit the beats it needed to but the cultural dynamic at play here was glanced over in my opinion.

  • salttt's rating of the film Shifty

    surprisingly warm and good. highlights: shifty and chris playing the skate park ride, the talk after shifty and chris ran from the police, "you bring drugs into my house?! the house that i pray in?!", "as if i'm not gonna come with you you nutter", shifty and chris sitting before the front window in the dark waiting.