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      Shell

      2012 1 hr. 30 min. Drama List
      90% 20 Reviews Tomatometer 66% 100+ Ratings Audience Score Shell (Chloe Pirrie) works at a remote gas station in the Scottish Highlands with her father, Pete (Joseph Mawle). Their physical isolation and reliance on each other triggers confusing emotions. Read More Read Less

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      Audience Member A moody drama that's not quite as bleak as the setting, but one that does explore 'being' through a slightly unsettling father-daughter relationship. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Audience Member Odd drama. A girl and her dad live in the middle of nowhere at a petrol station. Not much happens but it had quite an intense feel to it. Disturbing issues. Weirdly quite good if you like films with not much talking and not a lot happening Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/27/23 Full Review Audience Member Not an easy film to watch. It's slow, gaining texture from lingering shots of detail and landscape. The tale is grim but largely credible; it occurred to me after watching that possibly no one living in the Highlands would actually lead such an isolated life. A good effort. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/14/23 Full Review Audience Member I just watched a movie like this, 'Garage', last movie i watched. This one was an even bleaker story set around a rural filling station. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/28/23 Full Review Audience Member Very slow but beautifully made. Its almost a silent film which lets the scenery do the talking. The cast are excellant. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Audience Member wow.....sad.....powerful.....very very very sad movie......i have just seen this movie 4 the 1st time n think that this is such a really sad movie 2 watch......its got a good cast of actors/actressess throughout this movie......i think that this is such a stunningly beautiful movie 2 watch it is a really sad sad movie 2 watch.......the whole cast is:: Cast:: Chloe Pirrie as Shell Michael Smiley as Hugh Joseph Mawle as Pete Iain De Caestecker as Adam Paul Hickey as Robert Kate Dickie as Clare Morven Christie as Young Mother Tam Dean Burn as Trucker i think that this is such a really well written/acted/directed movie 2 watch it is such a really powerful drama movie 2 watch.......its got a good soundtrack throughout this movie......i think that this is such a really sad movie 2 watch but it is such a powerful drama movie 2 watch.... 2011, filming began on location in the Scottish Highlands near the village of Badcaul, situated beside the sea loch Little Loch Broom. For the film, a purpose built garage was constructed on a viewpoint overlooking the loch. i think that this is such a really sad movie 2 watch it has got a really sad ending for this movie...... Before its release Shell was nominated for three awards at the 2012 BFI London Film Festival, including the Best Newcomer award for lead Chloe Pirrie. Director Scott Graham is nominated for the BAFTA Award for Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer at the 67th British Academy Film Awards. it is such a tremendous movie 2 watch it is such a powerful drama movie 2 watch its got a great cast throughout this movie it is such a sad movie 2 watch but it is such a really powerful drama movie 2 watch with a great cast throughout this movie..... Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Derek Malcolm London Evening Standard This is a sensitive and intelligent film but so slow-burning that sometimes it seems to stop dead in its tracks. Rated: 3/5 Mar 15, 2013 Full Review Xan Brooks Guardian A hushed and haunting coming-of-age drama, pungently played out in the remote Scottish highlands, where the wind boings off the microphone and passing lorries set the crockery rattling. Rated: 4/5 Mar 14, 2013 Full Review Nigel Andrews Financial Times [A] strange and poignant film, in which tragedy grows from smallest seeds of foible and foreboding. Rated: 4/5 Mar 14, 2013 Full Review Daniel Green CineVue More than just a mere calling card for rising talents Graham and Pirrie, Shell firmly lays down the gauntlet for British indie debut features to come. Rated: 4/5 Feb 12, 2019 Full Review Alison Rowat The Herald (Scotland) A bleak tale but Pirrie is terrific, turning in a performance that is as fragile as her namesake, with Mawle memorable as the dad living in the past. Rated: 3/5 Aug 22, 2018 Full Review Graham Young Birmingham Mail The deer-skinning scene will have everyone worshipping their supermarket packets more than ever. Rated: 3/5 Apr 24, 2013 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis Shell (Chloe Pirrie) works at a remote gas station in the Scottish Highlands with her father, Pete (Joseph Mawle). Their physical isolation and reliance on each other triggers confusing emotions.
      Director
      Scott Graham
      Screenwriter
      Scott Graham
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English