Shallow Ground

Cert 18

The film critic Richard Roud is said to have written a legendary, dyspeptic review of The Sound of Music which consisted of just one word: "No." My one-word review of this would be: "Sorry?"

It's a ramshackle horror film featuring a dead boy marching through a forest covered in a tandoori-red slime of blood and ... and ... doing something horrible.

The script is so garbled that nothing makes any sort of satisfactory sense and the acting and directing are so bad that each clunky line, each misjudged edit, each drooping scene, falls on your head like a plastic carrier bag full of sand.


Peter Bradshaw

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