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Fish Tank

Everything changes for 15 year old Mia when her mum brings home a new boyfriend.
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Village Voice by

Jarvis gives a ferociously persuasive performance in an otherwise routine tale of domestic disaster.
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The New Yorker by David Denby

Fish tank may begin as a patch of lower-class chaos, but it turns into a commanding, emotionally satisfying movie, comparable to such youth-in-trouble classics as "The 400 Blows." [18 Jan. 2010, p. 83]
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New York Magazine (Vulture) by David Edelstein

Arnold's first feature, "Red Road" (2006), centers on another outsider, a woman who monitors security cameras. The film is formally brilliant, but it doesn't have the breathtaking openness of Fish Tank.
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Time Out by Keith Uhlich

A grimy kitchen-sink melodrama with an Ajax cleanser script: The muck is all surface, the turmoil cleanly shallow and contrived, though never less than gripping.
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The Hollywood Reporter by Ray Bennett

The film belongs to Jarvis, however, and she makes the most of it with expressive features that convey Mia's mixed-up emotions from raging temper to sweet vulnerability. She will go far.

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