Total Film - 08/01/2003
"...A young Ray Winstone gives a troubling, terrifying performance....Bloody effective..."
Uncut - 08/01/2001
"A grim, realistic portrayal of life inside a borstal.....A true classic."
Sight and Sound - 07/01/2005
"Clarke's characteristic humanism is evident..."
Uncut - 01/01/2006 Ranked #11 in Uncut's Best DVDs Of 2005 -- "[W]ith a liberal message hidden behind a surface harsh enough to scrape your eyes."
Daniels, of QUADROPHENIA fame, stars in this controversial story about brutality and violence in a modern prison for youthful offenders. The film ends with a climactic riot, protesting a "system" that brutalizes the keepers and the caged alike.