Your Company

Hallam Foe

✭ ✭ ✭   Read critic reviews

United Kingdom · 2007
Rated R · 1h 35m
Director David Mackenzie
Starring Jamie Bell, Sophia Myles, Ciarán Hinds, Claire Forlani
Genre Comedy, Drama, Thriller

Hallam Foe, a British teenager haunted by his mother's suicide, runs away to Edinburgh to escape his lecherous stepmom. There, he meets Kate, a hotel manager that happens to resemble his late mother. He begins spying on her, and the two form a complicated relationship as Hallam comes to terms with his mother's death.

Stream Hallam Foe

What are people saying?

What are critics saying?


Los Angeles Times by

Ultimately Mackenzie's tidy resolutions undercut the psychological depth, but as offbeat coming-of-age yarns go, Mister Foe has a commanding fleetness.


The New York Times by A.O. Scott

If the extremity of Hallam's temperament tests the limits of our sympathy as well as our credulity, Mr. Bell's ability to seem by turns sweet and scary prevents us from losing interest entirely.


The New Yorker by Anthony Lane

Mister Foe flirts too often with the unlikely and the foolish, yet there is something to admire in the nerve of its reckless characters, so uneasy in their skins.


USA Today by Claudia Puig

Not a movie to cozy up to. The twisted tale is only mildly intriguing, worth seeing mainly for the striking performance of Jamie Bell (Billy Elliot) as Hallam Foe, a creepy teenage voyeur beset with an Oedipal complex.


Empire by Damon Wise

An intriguing rites-of-passage story with a delirious, skewed perspective and an almost palpable sexual pulse.


Variety by Derek Elley

Tip-top performances, led by young British thesp Jamie Bell, and a deftly handled tone reflecting all the title teen's confused emotions make Hallam Foe a viewing delight.


Austin Chronicle by Marjorie Baumgarten

Unlike any coming-of-age movie you've seen before. Equal parts sweet and perverse, this Scottish film is unpredictable in places where it might be twee, and subversively fanciful in others where it might be punishing.

Users who liked this film also liked