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An alien (Elle Fanning) touring the galaxy breaks away from her group and meets three mates mates in the most dangerous place in the universe: the London suburb of Croydon in 1977, the center of the punk revolution. From the director of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, based on a short story by Neil Gaiman. Nominated for the Queer Palm nominee at Cannes 2017.

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Comedy, Music, Romance

102mins

USA, UK

Hollywood Reporter

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There's too little narrative cohesion or persuasive subtext to make this much more than a low-budget folly that's outre without always being terribly interesting.

Variety (USA)

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The film enunciates its raw themes - punk means individuality! the aliens are all about conformity! - but never begins to figure out how to embody those themes in a narrative that could lure in the audience.

Guardian (UK)

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The director's lost and his panic is contagious.

Vulture

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The film looks dreadful, and the CG effects are a legitimate eyesore: An opening animated sequence is so tacky, it took me a while before I realized it wasn't just another logo animation for a random film fund.

Collider

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The cinematic energy that permeated the screen in both 'Hedwig' and its follow-up, the oft-forgotten 'Shortbus', is completely missing here.

Screen International

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It's all a bit mad, but ultimately rather moving.

The Telegraph (UK)

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An unfortunate amount of the enjoyment began and ended on set.