I, Daniel Blake

I, Daniel Blake

I, Daniel Blake

Winner of the Palme d'Or at Cannes Film Festival 2016, this is Ken Loach's drama about a 59-year-old carpenter in North-East England who falls ill and requires state assistance for disability. While he endeavours to overcome the red tape involved in getting this assistance, he meets single mother Katie.

Outstanding British Film, BAFTAs 2017; Palme d'Or winner, Cannes Film Festival 2016
2016Rating: MA15+, Strong coarse language100 minsUK
DramaFestival & Independent
Director:
Ken Loach ('The Wind That Shakes the Barley', 'Kes', 'The Angels' Share', 'Sweet Sixteen')
Writer:
Paul Laverty
Cast:
Dave JohnsHayley SquiresDylan McKiernanBriana ShannSharon Percy

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I, Daniel Blake / Reviews

Flicks, Liam Maguren

Flicks, Liam Maguren

Although I’ve personally enjoyed previous Palme d’Or winners, they’re typically tough to sell to general audiences. I couldn’t tell my neighbour to sacrifice three hours for talky Turkish tale Winter Sleep, I would not dare push Michael Haneke’s Amour on my parents, and we all know where we stand on The Tree of Life.

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Variety

Variety

One of Loach's finest films, a drama of tender devastation that tells its story with an unblinking neorealist simplicity that goes right back to the plainspoken purity of Vittorio De Sica.

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Total Film

Total Film

The 80-year-old director still has plenty of fire in his belly. Warm, belligerent and, in places, unbearably moving.

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Time Out

Time Out

A spare film, muted in colour - and all the more powerful and urgent for it.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

This film intervenes in the messy, ugly world of poverty with the secular intention of making us see that it really is happening, and in a prosperous nation, too. I, Daniel Blake is a movie with a fierce, simple dignity of its own.

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Stuff

Stuff

If you're not going to see I, Daniel Blake, then don't bother telling me that you're a fan of good films. Because you're not.

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SBS

SBS

A fierce and often funny polemic designed to leave a lump in your throat and a fire in your belly.

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

It's funny too in a if-you-didn't-laugh-you'd-cry kind of way.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

While the framework and perspective are familiar, the veteran Brit director's films can still have the power to grip us in an emotional chokehold.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Loach scans the contemporary landscape, and instead of a firebrand approach of stereotype, delivers a film of immense sadness.

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