Nil By Mouth


If you can get your hands on this movie, the only feature film Gary has directed, it is one of the most realistic, balanced, and insightful movies about addiction ever made. I wish he would do more directing.

reply

It's absolutely brutal, totally raw and uncompromising, quite devastating.
It's very good but if I never see it again it will be too soon.

reply

I have never heard of this. Thanks.

reply

I own it on dvd. Have bought it ages ago because I am Oldman fan. Have watched it only once, I remember it was good but depressing movie. Think I might need to rewatch it, it’s been like 17 years since watching and I was still in high school then.

reply

It's an excellent film with a clutch of superb performances, especially by Ray Winstone and Kathy Burke. I'm not sure I would ever watch it again - it's a harrowing experience. It was very well-received, certainly in the UK, and it's a little surprising that Oldman hasn't been active as a director since.

Glancing at IMDb just now tells me that he has a project in development, 22 years on.

reply