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33 Ratings

Brimstone & Treacle

Directed by Richard Loncraine
United Kingdom, 1982
Drama, Thriller


A strange young man has a sinister effect on the family of a middle-aged writer.

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Brimstone & Treacle Directed by Richard Loncraine

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  • Nicholas Gregory's rating of the film Brimstone & Treacle

    The best part of Brimstone and Treacle? Sting. His devilishly, cunning con-man carries the soul of the film. The worst? The musical score, mostly by him, that kills the mood with odd sounds even when the narrative is in abstracted dream mode. Otherwise, based on a stage-play or not, it's too stagy and dialogue heavy, with too little intensity, showing there IS a difference between stage and film in expectations.

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