Wreckers Reviews


Brothers_doorwayThe Times – Kate Muir – 16 December 2011
Wreckers is a small canvas, but it contains fascinating performances from Benedict Cumberbatch and Claire Foy as a couple returning to their roots in the country.

On the Box – Nikki Gilliland – 16 December 2011

With stellar performances driving the movie – Cumberbatch is particularly fantastic as the often fragile husband teetering on the edge of violent desperation – Wreckers is a creepy and sinister portrayal of a married couple driven to breaking point by their own burning secrets and suspicions.

 

Cine- Vue – Joe Walsh – 16 December 2011

The performances are highly accomplished, with the on-screen relationship between David and Dawn proving to be a masterstroke of casting.

 

Preston and Leyland Citizen – 16 December 2011

Dictynna Hood writes and directs this low-budget British drama, which is blessed with strong performances from an impressive ensemble cast.

 

The Guardian – Peter Bradshaw – 15 December 2011

But this is a very sure-footed and confident piece of work.

 

The Telegraph – Tim Robey – 15 December 2011

Still, this intelligently shot and edited film has a lot going for it, not least Foy, whose pale, freckled beauty suggests something of the young Isabelle Huppert. She and Cumberbatch, who is excellent as usual, create a marriage both tender and remote, a little scared of itself, its bedrock newly unstable.

 

The Arts Desk – Adam Sweeting- 13 December 2011

There’s quite a bit to admire in DR Hood’s debut feature. There’s the cast for a start, headed by nascent superstar Benedict Cumberbatch alongside Brit-dram It-girl Claire Foy.

 

Daily Star – Andy Lea – 11 December 2011

TV’S Sherlock, Benedict Cumberbatch, delivers a timely reminder of his big-screen credentials in this tightly-wound psychological thriller.The actor is superb as plummy teacher David who moves with his new wife Dawn (the brilliant Claire Foy) back to the sleepy village where he grew up.

 

Variety  – Guy Lodge – 10 November 2011

…writer-helmer D.R. Hood’s intriguing, well-acted debut

 

Cumberbatchweb Review – London Film Festival

Written and directed by newcomer Dictynna Hood, Wreckers is an unsettling, compelling film which delights in confounding your expectations at every turn. 

 

Screendaily –Fionnuala Halligan – 20 October 2011 

A handsome debut from D.R. Hood (Dictynna Hood), Wreckers is an engaging if somewhat small-scale domestic drama starring hip-and-coming British actors Claire Foy, Benedict Cumberbatch and Shaun Evans