I, Daniel Blake – A Quick Capsule Review

I, Daniel Blake – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
I, Daniel Blake is a tough watch.  Whilst it shows there is hope in the actions of others, it’s over arching presentation of a society so consumed by technology and so lacking in a human touch, you cant help but leave reflecting how life is so hard for some in life today. It’s powerful stuff.  That said it’s not without heart and laughs but the bleakness hits home from the start. If it has a problem it’s that it’s story beats are predictable but the film is so well played you forgive it for them.

Best Bit: The performances 

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream

If You Liked this Try: The Angels Share, The Wind That Shakes The Barley, Kess

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Author: Phil Hobden

About Phil Hobden

Phil Hobden has been the Film Editor & Writer for renowned martial arts focused COMBAT MAGAZINE in the UK for the past four years. He is also a filmmaker in his own right, having produced two cult Independent action films in LEFT FOR DEAD and TEN DEAD MEN, as well as co-produced films such as UNARMED BUT DANGEROUS and groundbreaking single take horror CUT.