Beats (2019) - Comedy, Crime, Drama

Hohum Score

26

Watchable

Two teenage boys in Scotland in 1994, best friends with no control over their lives, risk everything to attend an illegal rave, hoping for the best night of their boring lives.

IMDB: 7.3
Director: Brian Welsh
Stars: Kimber Closson, Martin Donaghy
Length: 101 Minutes
PG Rating: N/A
Reviews: 8 out of 38 found boring (21.05%)

One-line Reviews (32)

Dont waste your time, watch Human Traffic, its funnier

I enjoyed it and can see why it has won a few awards.

Boring dialogue.

It's really entertaining, to boot.

"Characterised by the emission of a succession of repetitive beats".

Fell asleep half way though.

The movie was very enjoyable.

Voted up by the Scottish - Boring .

Boring story.

It does, however, slow down considerably in its final act.

but the interaction between the characters makes sure that this was movie is one of the most unique 'coming of age' experiences i've seen.

At a certain point in the way movie the style of cinematografy completely changes in a way that helps immerse the viewer in a fresh and exciting way.

This is a really enjoyable film, which seems to (I wasn't there) effectively capture Scottish rave culture in the 90s.

Even if I felt the first hour was a yawn, Beats would be worth watching for this reason.

The feature, as a whole, is really enjoyable.

This is a rather bizarre choice, and this segment goes on for far too long, actively breaking your immersion.

The film acknowledges that by 94 the whole rave thing was beginning to wain, but as the characters stated, it was still new and exciting to them.

Films like this have to nail the time period with the right music and atmosphere or have a gripping sense of drama with a surprising narrative.

It is very good and very enjoyable.

It breaks immersion, is hard to watch and, ultimately, feels pointless, an avant-garde attempt at conveying the joy of the rave that pales in comparison to the more straight-forward stuff we've just seen.

This leads to a thoroughly enjoyable and engaging experience that's very well crafted.

When the protest rave finally starts, it just keeps going and is hampered, significantly, by an industrial-inspired, MDMA-mimicking visual sequence that's far too long and far too flashy (in the sense that it really should have come with a photo-sensitive warning).

Partly a coming of age drama, the boys link up with girls a couple of years older, led by Cat (Amy Manson); and also about restrictions, rave music and a commentary on the empty lives of so many young people.

The story focuses on two friends who attempt to attend an illegal rave at the time of the Criminal Justice Bill being enforced in the UK, which made any gathering where repetitive beats were played prohibited.

By propelling the narrative forward with a pretty fast pace, it keeps things incredibly engaging.

Its a boring film and not accurate.

The protagonists lead impoverished and dreary lives, they escape the monotony by listening to music, who cant identify with that?

Honestly, he is the repetitive beat to this narrative, and his name is certainly one to look out for in the future.

The police references and cj act were good add ins, but the whole film seemed to miss the mark, the main relationship was weird, the bit about the dealer brother didnt add anything, the characters were quite empty and you didnt really get to know them.

Really enjoyable .

This is compelling stuff, even if it hits every single beat you'd expect, which ends on a suitably bittersweet note.

An exhilarating character drama with an engrossing political movement that will have you tapping you feat to repetitive beats.