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A trusted driver must deal with his dead boss's Muslim mistress, her dark past pulling him into a life-and-death showdown with her notorious gangster cousin/ex-husband.
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Time Out by Anna Smith

It’s well performed and a periodically fascinating study of Bradford’s seedy underbelly that’s rarely seen on film
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Village Voice by Craig D. Lindsey

As much as director–co-writer Mitu Misra wants to show the oppression and repression that still have a stranglehold on Muslim communities in Britain, he does what a lot of first-time filmmakers do their first time out — he overplays his hand.
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RogerEbert.com by Glenn Kenny

Lead actors Byrne and Deen do grounded, stalwart work, and director Mitu Misra occasionally succeeds in making the characters’ milieu’s register with force. But the storytelling is rickety.
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Variety by Jessica Kiang

Very much to its detriment, Misra’s ambitious, overflowing soap opera of a debut is not content with being the character portrait that Byrne’s inherently interesting Donald deserves.
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Total Film by Matt Looker

A film that also aims for gangster grit, community awareness and emotional impact, but compromises on everything.
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Empire by Nick de Semlyen

A well-meaning look at the issue of arranged marriage, garnished with some Hollywood star power, but it’s too meandering and sluggish to grip.

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