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This is England Young Thomas Turgoose, the spunky non-pro 13-year-old cast as a lonely kid drawn to an early-'80s skinhead gang in this autobiographical period...This is EnglandDramaPT102MUnrated Young Thomas Turgoose, the spunky non-pro 13-year-old cast as a lonely kid drawn to an early-'80s skinhead gang in this autobiographical period...2007-07-25IFC First Take

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This is England

Genre: Drama; Starring: Stephen Graham, Thomas Turgoose; Director: Shane Meadows; Author: Shane Meadows; Runtime (in minutes): 102; MPAA Rating: Unrated; Distributor: IFC First Take

Young Thomas Turgoose, the spunky non-pro 13-year-old cast as a lonely kid drawn to an early-’80s skinhead gang in this autobiographical period piece by Shane Meadows (TwentyFourSeven), has a sweet old-fashioned face. But in the right light, his weary eyes resemble those of a mean adult. The changeability serves this sad, menacing, empathetic story well, even if the story is misty in its didacticism: No matter how tough the times, just say no to racism and hatred. B

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