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 is the former Film Editor & Writer for renowned martial arts focused COMBAT MAGAZINE in the UK. He is also a filmmaker in his own right, having produced two cult Independent action films in LEFT FOR DEAD and TEN DEAD MEN. He was the host for the Filmsploitation podcast for 4 years and now writes and edits for his own site Phil's Quick Capsule Review...