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Joanna Hogg United Kingdom, 2010

Slappy McGee's rating of the film Archipelago

(1.5 stars) Hogg's films reek of upper-class privilege with a lack of true intensity. This one is terribly boring with a few awkward dinner scenes interspersed throughout. Dialogue seems improvised and the actors seem uncomfortable saying it. Scenes just trail off a bit sadly and a bit desperately. Even the usual Hiddleston charm falls very flat here and fails to elevate this disappointingly banal family drama.