- In the horror–thriller Eden Lake (2008), which received positive reviews, O'Connell played a psychopathic gang leader who terrorises a young married couple.
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Sep 12, 2008 · Eden Lake: Directed by James Watkins. With Kelly Reilly, Michael Fassbender, Tara Ellis, Jack O'Connell. Refusing to let anything spoil their romantic weekend break, a young couple confront a gang of loutish youths with terrifyingly brutal consequences.
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- Kelly Reilly, Michael Fassbender, Tara Ellis
After the release of "This Is England," the roles of troubled teenaged boys gravitated towards O'Connell, such as Brett, the villainous gang leader in "Eden Lake" (2008). In 2009, he joined the...
Eden Lake is a 2008 British slasher film written and directed by James Watkins and starring Kelly Reilly, Michael Fassbender and Jack O'Connell. The film was nominated for the Empire Award for Best British Film. It is among a group of roughly contemporaneous films that deal with concerns over " Broken Britain " and a fear of " hoodies ".
Making their way back to town on foot, they narrowly avoid being hit by the car as the gang drives it wildly through the woods, stopping only for Brett (Jack O'Connell) - the leader - to smirk at the couple. Later at nightfall, Steve and Jenny come across the gang in the woods. Steve, against Jenny's will, confronts them.
Jack O'Connell is an English actor. His film debut as a teenage skinhead in the coming-of-age drama This Is England heralded his propensity for playing angry, troubled youth. He later found fame as James Cook on the E4 teen comedy-drama series Skins, which was followed by other lead roles in the slasher film Eden Lake and the television dramas Dive and United. O'Connell gave critically acclaimed performances in the independent films Starred Up and '71, and subsequently starred as war hero Louis
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Nursery school teacher Jenny and her boyfriend, Steve, journey to a remote lake in the wooded English countryside. Hiking to the lakeside, they meet Adam, a young boy gathering insects. Relaxing beside the lake, the setting is disrupted by delinquent teenagers and their dog, who have ridden their bicycles to a spot within a few metres of the young couple. After they sleep overnight in their tent, they find their food infested with insects and their car tire damaged by a bottle left behind by the teens. Returning to town for breakfast, Steve spots a house with the bikes he thinks belongs to the kids. When no one answers the door, he walks into the house, narrowly escaping as the surly homeowner returns. Back at the lake, Steve goes scuba divingwhile Jenny sleeps on the shore. Steve returns to find the bag with their car keys, phone and wallet is missing, soon confirming that their car is gone. Returning to town on foot, they avoid collision with their car, driven recklessly through t...Kelly Reillyas JennyMichael Fassbenderas SteveJack O'Connellas BrettJames Gandhias Adam
Eden Lake received mostly positive reviews. According to review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, the film is rated as "fresh", with a score of 80% based on 23 reviews, summing up opinion as: "A brutal and effective British hoodie-horror that, despite the clichés, stays on the right side of scary." Dennis Harvey reviewed the film for Variety and said that it was "an effectively harrowing Brit thriller-cum-horror pic," comparing it to Last House on the Left and Lord of the Flies. The Guardian's Peter Bradshaw drew parallels with Deliverance, Straw Dogs and Blue Remembered Hills, and stated that "this looks to me like the best British horror film in years: nasty, scary and tight as a drum," concluding that the film was "exceptionally well made, ruthlessly extreme, relentlessly upsetting." Other critics, however, have savaged the film, denouncing it as an incitement to class prejudice against working class people in Britain. The Sun condemned the film's "nasty suggestion that all working-cla...Cinema of the United KingdomMathil Mel Poonai , a 2013 Tamillanguage thriller that bears several similarities to Eden Lake.NH10, a Hindi movie loosely draws plot from film adapted to Indian Context.Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "[". Script error: No such module "String". on IMDbScript error: No such module "EditAtWikidata".Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation char...Script error: No such module "String". at Rotten Tomatoes
Sep 11, 2008 · Kelly Reilly finds herself in a predicament in Eden Lake The film is remarkably strong on the dynamics of the gang, with its psychotic leader (played by Jack O'Connell as a variation on Malcolm...
Eden Lake. Film. Recommended. ... The romantic peace of Kelly Reilly and Michael Fassbender’s remote idyll is shattered by a gang of kids with a loud beat-box and a boisterous Rottweiler. Verbal ...
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