Beats (UK)

Beats (UK)

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Beats (UK)

Set in the Scottish summer of '94, two soon-to-depart mates spend one last night together at an illegal rave in this electronic music-driven crowd-pleaser.

2019Rating: MA15+, Strong coarse language101 minsUK
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Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

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Welsh has delivered a compelling snapshot of an era and captured a moment in life when friendship is at its most sustaining.

4.0
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Stuff

Stuff

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Beats is a simple structure, loaded with detail, dialogue and situations that only a writer who lived it could have conjured up.

4.0
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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

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Beats doesn't have anything more to say than previous films about dance culture, but with a visual style of its own and excellent music choices, it's a fitting tribute to an era etched in the memory of anyone old enough to have attended.

4.0
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The Times

The Times

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The script, adapted by Welsh and Kieran Hurley from Hurley's play, is especially good on the preciousness and subjectivity of cultural experience.

4.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

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It's miraculously authentic - the pill-popping centrepiece is the heavenly answer to the LSD hell of Gaspar Noé's 'Climax'.

4.0
0
Screen Daily

Screen Daily

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Beats brilliantly captures the nervy, joyful terror of turning up at a derelict warehouse equipped with a soundsystem and woefully inadequate toilet facilities.

0
Variety

Variety

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Beats proceeds to give a dying scene its euphoric due, in a dazzling digression from stage-based form.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

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Compared with Mia Hansen-Løve’s resonant French house drama Eden, or Michael Winterbottom’s kaleidoscopic 24 Hour Party People, these beats sound tinny.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

An infectiously enjoyable slice of knockabout nostalgia that wears its Trainspotting heritage proudly on its rough-edged tartan sleeve.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Beats is a truly heartfelt rites-of-passage tale — an immersive, intoxicating portrayal of the rave scene at its peak.

1
Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

Welsh has delivered a compelling snapshot of an era and captured a moment in life when friendship is at its most sustaining.

4.0
0
Stuff

Stuff

press

Beats is a simple structure, loaded with detail, dialogue and situations that only a writer who lived it could have conjured up.

4.0
0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

Beats doesn't have anything more to say than previous films about dance culture, but with a visual style of its own and excellent music choices, it's a fitting tribute to an era etched in the memory of anyone old enough to have attended.

4.0
0
The Times

The Times

press

The script, adapted by Welsh and Kieran Hurley from Hurley's play, is especially good on the preciousness and subjectivity of cultural experience.

4.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

It's miraculously authentic - the pill-popping centrepiece is the heavenly answer to the LSD hell of Gaspar Noé's 'Climax'.

4.0
0
Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

Beats brilliantly captures the nervy, joyful terror of turning up at a derelict warehouse equipped with a soundsystem and woefully inadequate toilet facilities.

0
Variety

Variety

press

Beats proceeds to give a dying scene its euphoric due, in a dazzling digression from stage-based form.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Compared with Mia Hansen-Løve’s resonant French house drama Eden, or Michael Winterbottom’s kaleidoscopic 24 Hour Party People, these beats sound tinny.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

An infectiously enjoyable slice of knockabout nostalgia that wears its Trainspotting heritage proudly on its rough-edged tartan sleeve.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Beats is a truly heartfelt rites-of-passage tale — an immersive, intoxicating portrayal of the rave scene at its peak.

1

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