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FranklynA combination of Gerald McMorrow and Gerald McMorrow is in a film which tells about the broken lives of four people who fight for their religiously-dystopian city. How can they get it?Keywords:
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Directors of "Franklyn"Gerald McMorrowBirthdate: 1970, London, England, UK
Creators of "Franklyn"Gerald McMorrowBirthdate: 1970, London, England, UK
Critic Reviews of "Franklyn"Time OutFebruary 27, 2009
'Franklyn' has conceptual boldness and visual imagination that set it apart from the pack.VarietyOctober 22, 2008
A clever idea that could have worked as a novella, the urban-fantasy-cum-sci-fier Franklyn doesn't cut it by the bigscreen rulebook.Urban CinefileNovember 07, 2009
Ultimately it doesn't quite work, but along the way it is easy to be somewhat sucked in, especially by Eva Green's suicidal artist and Sam Riley's emotionally shattered dreamerTimes (UK)March 06, 2009
Franklyn is wonky and self-defeating: there are lots of gauche moments. Still, it's entertaining, and commendable for its strangeness.Observer (UK)March 06, 2009
Franklyn is puzzling in a way some may think tiresome and others intriguing. Gerald McMorrow, whose first feature this is, has talent, but just as he starts tying up the loose ends, the film unravels.Daily Express (UK)March 03, 2009
If ambition and flair were the only hallmarks of a five-star film then Franklyn would be top of the class.SFX MagazineMarch 03, 2009
Look past the odd shortcoming in the storytelling, and there's a brave movie here, one that's prepared to tackle some weighty issues about religion and obsession.IGN Movies UKFebruary 27, 2009
Marks McMorrow as a director to watch, one unafraid of taking risks and going against the grain of the British film industry. It's not for everyone, but surrender to the limitless ambition and off-kilter tone and it's an engaging 100 minutes.Empire MagazineFebruary 27, 2009
An admirably non-formulaic drama, which manages to reconcile the opposed British film traditions of contemporary, realistic, low-key character drama with eccentric, flamboyant, Gothic fantasy. It certainly marks out McMorrow as a talent to watch.Film4February 27, 2009
McMorrow's ideas may be too damn bold and expansive for Franklyn to succeed on every level, but it's a striking debut from a writer-director unafraid to reach as high as he can.Times (UK)February 27, 2009
It's a convoluted piece of storytelling that repays more on a visual level than on a logical one. But you can't fault its ambition and imagination.GuardianFebruary 27, 2009
He is aiming high. And yet, to use a recondite and specialist critical term, this film is massively up itself.
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